The Excretory system

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The Excretory system


Renal Medulla ~ Renal Cortex ~ Renal Artery ~ Renal Pelvis ~ Kidney

Prostate ~ Urinary Bladder ~ Urethra ~ Renal Vein ~ Adrenal Glands

The Excretory System

UrethraThe tube that connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. It is different on the different genders bodys.

The KidneysThe kidneys are located just below the rib cage on each side of the spine. The kidneys filter blood and create urine, composed of wastes and extra fluid.

Kidney PartsThe Renal MedullaRenal pyramids consist of blood vessels and tube-like structures that collect filtrate. The Renal PelvisThe major function of the renal pelvis is to act as a funnel for urine flowing to the ureter.The Renal ArteryThe renal arteries are blood vessels that carry blood to the kidneys from the aorta.Adrenal GlandsThe adrenal glands produce hormones that help the body control blood sugar, burn protein and fat, react to major illness or injury, and regulate blood pressure.Renal VeinRenal veins carry deoxygenated blood away from the kidneys.

Urinary BladderAn elastic organ that collects the urine made by the kidneys before leaving the bladder through the urethra. It sits on the pelvic floor and plays an important role in making sure that you can control your excretory system.

The excretory system gets rid of out bodys waste. If we didn't have some way to get rid of it we would eventually have so many things build up inside of us that we might explode.

Did you know:The average person pees 3,000 times a year

Personal Reaction:I always knew that kidneys had something to do with urine and things like that (from the doctors office) but I have gone into this much detail. I found it very interesting and understand the human body and its systems a lot better.

Fun Facts:The average adult bladder can hold 16-24 ounces of urine.One kidney (aproximately) measures to about 4 inches.

What is the main purpose of the excretory system?The main purpose is to get rid of waste or discharging it.Do excretory systems differ for males and females?Yes, males have prostates, also the urethra is in different places based on their organs.

The human body is a machine which winds its own springs.-Julien Offroy de la MettrieI chose this because other than an occasional checkup, workout, and of course eating the bodys function almost on their own. You dont have to think about breahting normally, or just having your heart beat.

If you don't take care of your body, where will you live? -Author UnknownI chose this because its true, many people don't seem to realise this or to care.

The SkinThe skin releases excess fluids such as sweat. The skin has oil glands on it that protects the skin from obtaining excess fluids from outside the body from getting into the body.


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