What is the role of the Urinary System?
To produce, store and then remove urine from the body
What is the major organism in the Urinary System?
What is Kidney failure?
It is when the kidneys are unable to filter the waste products from the blood
Give 3 symptoms of kidney failure.
vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea
What are the two treatments for kidney failure?
Kidney transplants or dialysis.
What are the three roles of the kidney?
Ultra-filtration, Selective re-absorption, Excretion of waste.
What is a Nephron?
The functional unit of the kidney.
What does a Nephron do?
a nephron drais into a collecting duct, which release urine into the ureter, which drains urine away from the kidney, into the bladder
What does ADH stand for, and where is it produced?
Anti-Diuretic Hormone, in the pituitary gland
What happens when blood water level is too low?
More ADH is released, so more water is reabsorbed back into blood
What happens when blood water level is too high?
Less ADH is released, so less water is reabsorbed back into blood