Flashcards in Chapter 19: Urinary/Kidney System Overview Deck (13):
What are the functions of the kidneys?
1) Extract wastes from blood
2) Balance body fluids
3) Produce urine
Which excretory system in the body excretes water, nitrogen-containing waste products, and salts?
Which organ eliminates destroyed RBCs and breaks down certain drugs and toxins?
Which system transports urine from the kidneys to the bladder?
Excretory duct system
Structures that convey urine into the bladder by peristalsis.
Expanded upper portion of the ureters
Subdivisions of the renal pelvis
Subdivisions of the major calyces into which renal papillae discharge urine
Apex of renal pyramids
Reservoir that stores urine and discharges urine into the the urethra during voiding.
conveys urine from the bladder (by peristalsis)
to outside the body for final excretion
the involuntary constriction and relaxation of the muscles of the intestine or another canal, creating wavelike movements that push the contents of the canal forward.