Anatomy of Urinary Sys

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Unformatted text preview: Intro A & P: Anatomy of Urinary System; Ziser Lecture Notes, 2005 1 The Urinary System U rine production and elim ination are one of the m ost im portant m echanism s of body hom eostasis ‡ com position of blood is determ ined m ore by kidney function than by d ie t all body system s are directly or indirectly affected by kidney function kidney function is closely tied to circulatory system m ain function of kidneys is to get rid of m etabolic w astes ‡ typically referred to as “ excretory system ” e xcre to ry w a ste s = m etabolic w astes ‡ chem icals & toxins produced by cells during m etabolism but w e have several organs that serve an excretory function o th e r th a n kidneys: 1. kidneys 2. skin sw eat glands rid body of w ater, m inerals, som e nitrogenous w astes (am m onia) 3. lungs rid body of CO 2 from energy m etabolism of cells 4. intestine in addition to getting rid of undigested food residue feces also contains som e m etabolic w astes as w ell b ile p ig m e n ts s a lts calcium s o m e to x in s General Functions of Urinary System : 1. 1....
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course BI 200 taught by Professor Potter during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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