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Urinary system: various functions
The urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, one urinary bladder and one urethra. In addition to eliminating unnecessary and harmful substances (such as cell metabolic waste, toxins, etc.), this system also performs other very important functions for our body.
Urinary System Functions
These important functions include controlling blood volume and composition, helping regulate blood pressure and pH, transporting urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder, storing and disposing of urine, etc.
Within the urinary system, it is up to the kidneys to do the main job. It is through them that regulation of blood ion levels, control of both volume and blood pressure, control of blood pH, hormone production and waste excretion will occur.
The other parts that make up this system work more specifically as passageways and temporary storage.
After being formed by the kidneys, the urine goes towards the ureters and thereafter goes toward the bladder for storage.
Did you know?
Urology is the medical surgical specialty that studies and addresses problems related to the urinary system.