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Excretory System Quizlet

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excretion
the process by which wastes are removed from the body
urea
a chemical that comes from the breakdown of proteins
kidney
a major organ of the excretory system that eliminates urea, excess water, and other materials from the body.
urine
watery fluid produced by the kidneys that contains wastes
ureters
The tubes that carry urine from the kindeys to the bladder.
urinary bladder
a sacklike musccular organ that stores urine until it is eliminated from the body.
urethra
tube leading from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body
nephron
small filtering structure found in the kidneys that removes wastes from the blood and produces urine