How is the digestive system linked to the circulatory system?

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The digestive system is made up of various organs that are all supplied blood by the circulatory system; however, I don't think that is the intended connection that the question implies.  Food enters the digestive system through the mouth, and a combination of mechanical and chemical digestion begins assaulting the food there.  After swallowing, the food travels down the esophagus to the stomach. ...

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