Chap 17 (Part III) - Excretory system

Chap 17 (Part III) - Excretory system - Urinary system...

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Unformatted text preview: Urinary system (Renal system, Excretory system) Structures of urinary system (excretory system) Two kidneys (You need one) Two ureters (carries urine to bladder) One urethra One bladder (stores urine) Main functions of urinary system (excretory system) Remove metabolic wastes (filter blood) Regulate water and electrolyte balance Control blood pH How does it relate to the digestive system? How does it relate to the cardiovascular system? Kidneys control composition of the plasma and the fluid around cells pH at 7.35-7.45 Temperature 97-99 F Glucose level Water level Ca++, Mg++, K+, Cl-, Na+ Medications Hormones What is your urine like when you drink lots of water? you have been exercising, but not drinking? you eat asparagus? you take vitamins? Is it ever normal to NOT produce urine? The nephron Millions of them Each one produces a small quantity of urine About 180 liters of plasma enter Bowmans capsules (collectively) each day About 1 liter of urine/day How can the kidneys make...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2010 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at Point Loma.

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Chap 17 (Part III) - Excretory system - Urinary system...

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