Anatomy & Physioloy: Urinary System
The urinary system consists of
2 kidneys, 2 ureters, a urinary bladder & the urethra
What does the kidneys do?
Filter the blood
The ureters are tubes that
transport urine to the urinary bladder
Where is urine stored?
When urinating, urine will flow through the
What are the functional units of the kidney?
The small coiled tubes (of the nephron) filter waste material out of blood brought to the kidney by the renal artery.
The actual filtration process occurs through the __a__ in __b_____ of the nephron.
b. Bowman's capsule
* The glomerous is the red center & the capsule is what's surrounding it.
Filtration of the blood occurs through the _______ under the force of blood pressure.
As the glomerular filtrate passes through the nephron, components needed by the body, such as water, glucose, and ions, leave the nephron by diffusion & reenter the blood
Glomerular filtrate passes through the
Components from the passing glomerular filtrate that are needed by the body include
The water, glucose & ions that pass through the nephron, leave the nephron by
diffusion & reenter the blood
Water is reabsorbed at the ________ of the nephron.
* Proximal tubule to be exact.
Where is water reabsorbed in the nephron?
The final product produced by the millions of nephrons per kidney is
Is the male urethra a part of their reproductive system?
Visual aid of urine formation