Urinary system

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra. With the exception of the urethra, this is equitable in both males and females.  It spans the abdomen and pelvis, from the upper abdomen to the extreme pelvis, being inextricably linked with the genital system.

The urinary system's prime purpose is the filtration of blood and in so doing, the production, transit, storage and disposal of urine. It is also serves a key role in the regulation of body pH and blood pressure.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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Article information

rID: 25831
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Tags: refs, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • urinary tract

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