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  • Oesophagus

    The tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. There is currently no content classified with this term.

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  • About the digestive system

    Normally, the food we eat passes from the mouth, down through the oesophagus and into the stomach, where it is churned up and digested by the stomach acids and enzymes. Figure 1: The digestive system The digested food is then…

  • What is Crohn’s Disease?

    Crohn’s disease is a chronic (persistent) inflammatory disease which can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract – from the mouth to the rectum. It usually affects the rectum, colon and the lower parts of the small intestine (the terminal ileum).…

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