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Unformatted text preview: Urinary System • Kidney -produces urine • Ureter - transports urine to the bladder • Urinary bladder - Temporarily stores urine • Urethra - Conducts urine to exterior Kidney • Capsule • Renal Cortex • a. Renal columns (extends down into the medulla) • Renal medulla a. pyramids • Renal sinus Kidney Capsule Fibrous covering outside the kidney Kidney Cortex • Outer layer of kidney • Contains the renal columns which extend down between the renal pyramids of the medulla Kidney Medulla • Inner layer of the kidney • Consists of renal pyramids • Apex of each pyramid is the renal papilla that empties urine into a small cuplike space called the minor calyx Kidney Calyces • Minor calyx - at base of renal papilla of pyramid • Major calyx - several minor calyxes empty into a common space called a major calyx Flow of Urine • Nephron • Papillary duct (a few collecting ducts that merge) • Minor calyx (at base of renal papilla) • Major calyx • Renal pelvis • Ureter • Urinary bladder • Urethra Kidney Renal Pelvis •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course AHS 132 taught by Professor Klinger during the Spring '09 term at Nassau CC.
- Spring '09