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Anatomy & Physiology 2nd Edition

Anatomy & Physiology (2nd Edition)

Book Edition2nd Edition
Author(s)Martini
ISBN9780321597137
PublisherPearson Higher Education
SubjectBiology
Section 24-1: Consisting of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra, the urinary system has three primary functions
Section 24-2: Kidneys are highly vascular structures containing functional units called nephrons which perform filtration, reabsorption, and s
Checkpoint
Section 24-2: Kidneys are highly vascular structures containing functional units called nephrons which perform filtration, reabsorption, and s
Checkpoint
Section 24-2: Kidneys are highly vascular structures containing functional units called nephrons which perform filtration, reabsorption, and s
Checkpoint
Section 24-3: Different segments of the nephron form urine by filtration form urine by filtration, reabsorption, and secretion
Section 24-4: Hydrostatic and colloid osmotic pressures influence glomerular filtration pressure, which in turn affects the glomerular filtrat
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Section 24-4: Hydrostatic and colloid osmotic pressures influence glomerular filtration pressure, which in turn affects the glomerular filtrat
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Section 24-4: Hydrostatic and colloid osmotic pressures influence glomerular filtration pressure, which in turn affects the glomerular filtrat
Checkpoint
Section 24-4: Hydrostatic and colloid osmotic pressures influence glomerular filtration pressure, which in turn affects the glomerular filtrat
Checkpoint
Section 24-5: Countercurrent multiplication and the influence of antidiuretic hormone and aldosterone affect reabsorption and secretion
Section 24-6: Urine is transported via the ureters, stored in the bladder, and eliminated through the urethra, aided by the micturition reflex

Chapter 24, Section 24-1, Checkpoint, Exercise 1

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The urinary bladder is a temporary storage place for urine.

Explanation

When the bladder is almost full, muscles lining the bladder are stretched. This stretching acts a stimulus for micturition or elimination of urine out of the body through the urethra.

Verified Answer

Micturition is the expulsion of urine from the urinary bladder.

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