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Stomach and small intestine

Stomach and small intestine

Overview

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

Review Date 5/14/2017

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.