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Digestive System MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Digestive System
Tree Number(s)
A03
Unique ID
D004064
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004064
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; /‌abnorm = DIGESTIVE SYSTEM ABNORMALITIES but consider also specific part of digestive system with /‌abnorm or specific abnormality
Scope Note
A group of organs stretching from the MOUTH to the ANUS, serving to breakdown foods, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate waste. In humans, the digestive system includes the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT and the accessory glands (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).
Entry Term(s)
Ailmentary System
Alimentary System
Previous Indexing
Gastrointestinal System (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note
1972; see GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM 1963-1971
History Note
1972
Entry Combination
abnormalities:Digestive System Abnormalities
physiology:Digestive System Physiological Phenomena
surgery:Digestive System Surgical Procedures
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/10
Digestive System Preferred
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