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The Urinary System

The urinary system helps the body to eliminate liquid waste and to keep electrolytes and water in balance.
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Renal Vein
transports filtered blood from the kidneys to the heart
Renal Artery
transports blood from the heart to the kidneys
Ureter
muscular narrow tube that forces urine to pass away from the kidneys
Kidney
bean-shaped organ that removes liquid waste from the blood in the form of urine; maintain balance of salts and other substances in the blood; and produce erythropoietin
Urinary Bladder
hollow organ located in the lower abdomen. It is held in place by ligaments that are attached to other organs and the pelvic bones. Its wall relaxes and expands to store urine, and contracts and flattens to empty urine through the urethra.
Urethra
the tube that allows urine to pass outside the body