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Stomach and stomach lining

Stomach and stomach lining

Overview

The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestines and is where the majority of food digestion takes place.

Review Date 1/25/2017

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.