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Function of the Urinary system 

-remove wastes from the body 

-maintains homeostasis 

 

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Combining forms for urinary system 

Urin/o 

Ur/o 

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Structures of the Urniary system 

Kidenys 

Ureters 

Urinary bladder 

Urethra 

4

Location of the kidney 

behind the lining of the abdominal cavity or retroperitoneally 

5

Hilus 

the concave depression where the blood vessels, nerves, and ureter attach 

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The two parts of the kidney 

Renal cortex and Renal medulla 

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Renal Cortex 

the outer part of the kidney  

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Renal medulla 

inner part of the kidney 

9

Nephron 

Functional unit of the kidney 

(at the cellular level) 

 

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Renal pelvis 

area of the kidney where urine collects where urine collects before entering the ureters 

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Pyel/o meaning 

renal pelvis 

12

Ureters 

a pair of narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder 

13

Urinary bladder 

a singular hollow muscular organ that holds urine 

14

Urethra 

tube extending from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body 

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Uropoiesis 

process of urine production 

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Turbid 

cloudy