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    (Original post by lorobolorolo)
    Or are they both the same thing? Sorry if I spelt it wrong
    GI = gastrointestinal, which means stomach and intestines. In practice though, many people class the Oesophagus as part of the GI tract.


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    Or are they both the same thing? Sorry if I spelt it wrong
    Asklepios is correct. Gastrointestinal tract, in simpler term, means alimentary tract. Oesophagus is part of the GI tract.
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    Or are they both the same thing? Sorry if I spelt it wrong
    When most people refer to the GI tract, they refer to the alimentary canal, which starts at the oral cavity (mouth) and ends at the anus. The oesophagus (food pipe) is a part of the GI tract.
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    GI = gastrointestinal, which means stomach and intestines. In practice though, many people class the Oesophagus as part of the GI tract.

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