• diseases
  • CCFA's mission is to cure and prevent Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support. (kidshealth.org)
  • The List of ICD-9 codes 520-579: diseases of the digestive system is one of the ranges International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems codes. (wikipedia.org)
  • pharynx
  • The pharynx also plays an important role in the respiratory system, as air from the nasal cavity passes through the pharynx on its way to the larynx and eventually the lungs . (innerbody.com)
  • process begins
  • Just by smelling that homemade apple pie or thinking about how delicious that ripe tomato is going to be, you start salivating - and the digestive process begins in preparation for that first bite. (kidshealth.org)
  • small
  • The digestive system of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) is adapted to digest tiny crustaceans such as krill, plankton, and small fish (including herring and mackerel) which the whale filters from the ocean using its baleen, a sieve-like structure in the upper jaw. (wikipedia.org)
  • complex
  • It is the job of the digestive system to take the complex organic molecules of the foods we ingest-proteins, carbohydrates, and fats-and break them down into their simple building blocks. (faqs.org)