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Urinary System - 7th
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Functions of the Urinary System
To filter out cellular wastes and toxins from the blood and remove it from the body.
What types of things would be considered wastes for the Urinary System?
Urea, Water, and Salt
Main organs of the Urinary System
Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder, and the Urethra
Filter blood to remove urea, excess water, and other waste materials.
Tubes that carry urine from each kidney to the bladder.
A saclike, muscular organ that stores urine.
A small tube through which urine leaves the body.
How many kidneys are there?
How many Ureters are there?
Main artery from the heart. Gives kidneys an excellent blood supply.
Returns filtered blood to the heart for circulation around the body
Supplies blood to the kidneys
Collects blood from the kidneys
Name the 3 main mechanisms by which the kidneys carry out waste elimination.
1) filtration of the blood, 2) reabsorption of useful substances back into the bloodstream, 3) secretion of waste products from the blood into the tubules of the nephron
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