The Urinary System. Created by: Xavier Guerra Vania Gutierrez Ariel Corral Alexander Cortes. Why do we have the Urinary System?. Removes all metabolic wastes and toxins Eliminates all excess nutrients and hormones Regulates body volume and pressure Regulates electrolytes and body pH
Bean shaped organs that lie in the abdomen. They concentrate the urine, regulate electrolytes and they maintain acid-base homeostasis.
Made up of 3 regions. The renal cortex, renal medulla, and the renal pelvis.
Tubes of smooth muscle fibers that take the urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder.
Organ that holds the urine from the kidney until it is disposed during urination. Urine in the bladder helps regulate body temperature.
Tube that connects the urinary bladder to the genitals for removal of fluids through urination. Male urethras are longer then female urethras and males carry semen in the urethra as well