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Urinary System
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Objectives Understand the anatomical (gross) structures of the urinary system Understand the function unit of the kidney (nephron) Understand the physiological role of the urinary system
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Overview
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Functions of Urinary System Regulating plasma concentrations of Na, Cl, K, Ca Regulating blood volume and blood pressure by adjusting volume of water lost, releasing erythropoietin, and releasing renin Contributing to stabilization of blood pH Conserving valuable nutrients by preventing their excretion in urine
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Functions of Urinary System Eliminating organic waste products especially nitrogenous waste such as urea and uric acid Synthesizing calcitriol , a hormone derivative of vit D, that stimulates calcium ion absortion by intestinal epithelium Assisting liver in detoxifying poisons and deaminating amino acids so that other tissues can break them down
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Located inferior to diaphragm and the 12 th rib R.kidney lies lower
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2010 for the course URJ 876098 taught by Professor Mr.b during the Spring '10 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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