hollow, muscular sac that lies behind the symphysis pubis and at the midline of the pelvic cavity
C-shaped structure that surrounds the glomerulus and is the start fo the convoluted tubule
outer section of the kidney; contains most of the nephrons
responsible for removing certain wastes and excess water from the body and for maintaining the body's acid-base balance
a cluster of capillaries; first part of the nephron
notched or indented area through which the ureter, nerves, blood vessels, and lymph vessels enter and leave the kidney.
two bean shaped organs located on either side of the vetebral column, behind the upper part of the abdominal cavity by the peritoneum`
the inner section of the kidney; contains most of the collecting tubules
microscopic filtering units located in the kidneys
a funnel-shaped structure which is the first section of the ureter
two muscular tubes approximateely 10 to 12 inches in length
tube that carries urine from the bladder and releases it from the body
the external opening of the urethra.
also called the excretory system
liquid waste product produced by the urinary system