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urethra
tube through which urine exits the urinary bladder. The male urethra is 8 inches long and conveys both urine and semen through the penis. The female urethra is 1.5 inches long. The urethral meatus is located between the clitoris and the opening of the vagina. The female urethra carrys only urine.
urethra
tube through which urine exits the urinary bladder. The male urethra is 8 inches long and conveys both urine and semen through the penis. The female urethra is 1.5 inches long. The urethral meatus is located between the clitoris and the opening of the vagina. The female urethra carrys only urine.
Name the three regions of the kidney
1)cortex-outer region
2)medulla-middle region
3)hilum-depression in the medial border of the kidney through which blood vessels and nerves pass
ureters
2 muscular rubes carrying urine from kidney to urinary bladder. Each ureter is about 10-12 inches long
urinary bladder
temporary reservoir for urine.
trigone
a triangular space at the base of the bladder where the ureters enter and the urethra leads out
Kidneys
2 bean shaped organs situated behind the abdominal cavity on either side of the vertebral column in the lumbar region of the spine. They are embedded in a cushion of fat tissue surrounded by connective tissue for protection. They are fist sized, and weigh 1/2 pound each