ch 26 Urinary System.pdf - The Urinary System Chapter 26 Introduction to the Urinary System \u25aa 3 Functions of the Urinary System 1 Excretion \u25aa

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The Urinary System Chapter 26
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Introduction to the Urinary System 3 Functions of the Urinary System 1. Excretion: Removal of organic wastes from body fluids 2. Elimination: Discharge of waste products 3. Homeostatic regulation: Of blood plasma volume and solute concentration
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Introduction to the Urinary System 5 Homeostatic Functions of Urinary System 1. Regulates blood volume and blood pressure: Adjusts volume of water lost in urine Releases erythropoietin and renin 2. Regulates plasma ion concentrations : Sodium, potassium, & chloride ions (controls quantities lost in urine) Calcium ion levels (through synthesis of calcitriol)
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Introduction to the Urinary System 5 Homeostatic Functions of Urinary System 3. Helps stabilize blood pH: Controls loss of hydrogen ions & bicarbonate ions in urine 4. Conserves valuable nutrients: Prevents excretion while excreting organic waste products 5. Assists liver in detoxifying poisons
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