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Abdominal organs

Abdominal organs


The stomach and intestines are the main organs of digestion, converting and breaking down food into substances which are either absorbed by or excreted from the body.

Review Date 2/28/2022

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery Practice Specializing in Breast Cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.