National Digestive Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Basics, Digestive System

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The Digestive Diseases Dictionary
Gives definitions for words related to the digestive system and digestive diseases.
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En Español
El diccionario de las enfermedades digestivas
Define más de 400 términos. Incluye ilustraciones.
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Digestive Health (PDF, 476 KB)* (from womenshealth.gov)
Provides an overview of the digestive system. Discusses digestive problems that are more common in women or affect them in unique ways.

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The Digestive System and How It Works
Provides general information about the organs of the digestive system, the digestive process, and the absorption of nutrients.
PDF Version (426 KB) *

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En Español
El aparato digestivo y su funcionamiento
Ofrece información general sobre los órganos del sistema digestivo, la digestión y la absorción de nutrientes. Incluye un listado de lecturas adicionales.
Versión PDF (153 KB) *

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Page last updated May 14, 2014


The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3570
Phone: 1–800–891–5389
TTY: 1–866–569–1162
Fax: 703–738–4929
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov

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