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The Urinary System
Transcript of The Urinary System
located in back of the abdomen
right kidney is lower than left
contains nephrons that filter blood Can hold 500ml of fluid
Small and hollow
The shape of a balloon
Attached to ureters and the urethra
Behind the peritoneum Structure The Bladder Functions The Kidneys filters excess ions to leave body
eliminates nitrogenous wastes from the body
helps regulate blood pressure
converts vitamin D to its active form
releases hormones Functions The Bladder Structure The Ureter 30cm long, 6mm in diameter
long thin tubes
descends from kidney to bladder
upper half in abdomen
lower half in pelvic area
made of smooth muscle fibers Functions The Ureter carries urine from kidney to bladder holds urine
excess waste Structure Urethra 4cm long in women
15-29cm long in men
located under the bladder
long, thin tube Function Urethra Area where urine exits the body
Where sperm exits for males http://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/urinarysystem/ Brainpop Citations "National Kidney and Urologic DiseasesInformation Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)."
Your Urinary System and How It Works Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2012. <http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/Yoururinary/>. "Diagram of the Structure of the Kidney (Gross Anatomy of the Kidney)."
Structure of the Kidney: Basic Diagram of the Kidney of the Human Body. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2012. <http://www.ivyrose.co.uk/HumanBody/Urinary/Urinary_System_Kidney_Diagram.php>. Link Between Organs System as a Whole Link to other Systems produces, stores, and eliminates urine
maintains electrolyte balance in body
eliminates some waste Circulatory system with fluids
Endocrine system with adrenal
Digestive system waste removal process.