Intestine

The human gastrointestinal tract (GI tract or GIT) is an organ system responsible for transporting and digesting foodstuffs, absorbing nutrients, and expelling waste. The tract consists of the stomach and intestines, and is divided into the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts. The GI tract includes all structures between the mouth and the anus, forming a continuous passageway that includes the main organs of digestion, namely, the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. In contrast, the human digestive system comprises the gastrointestinal tract plus the accessory organs of digestion (the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder).
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  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    …, an elevated body temperature, or lethargy. What causes necrotizing enterocolitis? While the exact cause of NEC remains unknown, some experts believe oxygen deprivation during a difficult delivery may be a contributory factor. The lack of oxygen or blood flow to the intestine can cause it to weaken thus making it easier for bacteria that enters…

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