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Transcript of Urinary System
By: Andrew McVey How does the Urinary System interact with other systems? Skeletal: Protects the kidneys
Muscular System: Smooth muscle-bladder
Digestive System: Provides nutrients so the kidneys can clean your blood of wastes produced by all the other systems
Respiratory System: Provides oxygen so the urinary system can clean the blood of waste products, Removes carbon dioxide and water that the urinary systems produces as a waste product
Circulatory System: Moves oxygen and glucose around the body so cells can do work, moves wastes so they can be disposed by the body How does the Urinary System
interact with other systems continued Nervous System: The Medulla, located inside the Brain stem, controls involuntary muscle movement, cleaning of blood
and urination, The spinal cord delivers the messages from
the brain to the rest of the body
Integumentary system: Compensates for water loss when the body is sweating. Three causes of
problems in the urinary system? 1. Aging: just everyday wear and tear on the muscle
2. Infections: bacteria entering the system causing severe problems
3. Injury: injuries can result in internal bleeding or severed ureters Tests to detect the Problems Neurological exam: helps tell what's happening in the whole nervous system such as strength, sensation, and reflexes.
Postvoid residual test: shows how much urine remains in the bladder after voiding. Must use catheter or ultrasound
Urodynamics: tells what's going on in nervous and urinary system during filling and emptying Disorders of the Urinary System Kidney stone: is a solid concretion or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine.
Urinary incontinence: involuntary urination, or enuresis is any involuntary leakage of urine.
Interstitial cystitis: chronic condition and diagnosis of exclusion of unknown cause characterized by bladder pain. Urinary System Doctors Urologist: specialize in urinary disorders and male reproductive system
Geriatrician: specialize in helping elderly people with urinary problems
Urogynecologist: help with muscle, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue in pelvic area
Nephrologist: specialize in treating kidney disease
Radiologist: helps with test like EM Works Cited "How the Urinary System Works With Other Body Systems." LIVESTRONG.COM. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2013.
"KidsHealth." Your Urinary System. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2013.
"National Kidney and Urologic DiseasesInformation Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)." Your Urinary System and How It Works Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2013.