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A major organ of the excretory system that removes waste from the blood and produces urine.
Located inside the kidney, these structures are responsible for filtering.
A waste product produced in your liver as a result of breaking down ammonia.
A waste product produced in your kidney that is made up of excess water, salts, and nitrogen compounds.
The system that is made up of the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra.
A tube connecting the kidneys to the urinary bladder.
where urine is stored in the body.
the tube that is connected to your bladder and travels to the outside of the body. It is how urine travels from the bladder to the outside of the body.
This is the opening of the skin that allows liquid and gases to pass to the outside of the body.
The top layer of the skin. It prevents viruses, and bacteria from entering the body.
The second layer of skin, it is elastic and flexible. It contains sweat glands, oil glands, hair, nerve cells and blood vessels.
The third layer of the skin, made up of insulating fat cells.
This organ produces sweat in response to heat and stress. the sweat helps cool the body down and regulates the body's temperature.
This is the name for the part of the hair that is coming out of the skin.
Sebaceous (oil) gland
This organ produces oil to keep the skin moist and provides a barrier to foreign materials as well.
The pit in the dermus that grow hair.
This blood vessel brings oxygen and nutrient to the skin.
This blood vessel takes waste products away from the skin.