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Urinary System
Structure and Function Notes
Functions of the Urinary System
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Urinary System
Structure
Function
Kidneys-Maintain homeostasis by regulating the
composition, volume and pH of extracellular fluid
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How many do you have?
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Average size:
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Location:
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Surrounded by ______________ and
_____________ tissue
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Covered by:
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Prevents kidney from swelling,
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Functional units are called:
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Produce:
Remove:
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Important role in maintaining
________________- balance water, pH, salts
Ureters
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Description:
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Made of:
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Transport the urine made in the kidneys to
the ______________
Contract in ____________________ waves
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Hollow sac in:
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Stores ______________
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Muscular
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Allows bladder to:
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_________________ receptors
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Send messages urging urination at ____ mL,
at ____mL you feel like you will burst
Tube
3.8 cm long in _____________
20 cm long in _____________
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Carries urine from the bladder to the:
Bladder
Urethra
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