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Urinary System Anatomy and Function

The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has taken the food that it needs, waste products are left behind in the bowel and in the blood. The urinary system keeps the chemicals and water in balance by removing a type of waste called urea from the blood.

Urea is produced when protein, found in meat products, is broken down in the body.

The urinary system parts and functions are:

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Kidneys

Two Ureters

Bladder

Two Sphincter Muscles

Nerves in the Bladder

Urethra


Last Updated: 06/2013