Understanding the body and disease process Digestion

Our digestive system breaks our food into parts small enough for our body to absorb and be used for energy, growth and cell repair. Just as it handles our daily intake of fluids and solids, it has an important function in eliminating solid waste from our body. The digestive system comprises the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, appendix, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

Doctor and students Surgeon
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    Along with Dr. Arnie Silverman, Dr. Claude Roy published the first textbook of paediatric gastroenterology

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