Urinary System Essay

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The Urinary System
The urinary system is one of the eleven major organ systems of our body. This organ system is one that is often over looked. The urinary system removes toxins from the blood and maintains the acid-base balance of the body. This system regulates the chemical composition, volume, and electrolyte balance of the blood. The urinary system works in with the respiratory, integumentary, and digestive organs to eliminate waste. Reflexology supports and enhances the urinary system by removing toxins that help reestablish balance. In this paper, I will go over three important facts about the urinary system. .
The urinary system is home of: two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, the sphincter muscle, the nerves in the bladder and the urethra. The kidneys remove urea from the blood through, nephrons. Each nephron entails of glomerulus, and a renal tubule. The glomerulus is what filters the blood, the watery solution. Urea, together with water and other waste matters makes the urine then it passes through the nephrons and down the renal tubes of the kidneys. The ureters are narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax,
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When they are functioning normally, the kidneys eliminate toxins, metabolic wastes, and excess ions, while they retain substances useful to the body. The urinary system rids the body of these wastes. The urinary system is also involved in maintaining proper blood volume, blood pressure and ion absorption within the blood. The kidneys produce erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates red blood cell production. The kidneys also maintain the correct water content of the body and the correct salt composition of extracellular fluid. External changes that lead to excess fluid loss trigger feedback mechanisms that act to inhibit fluid loss. (Norris & Siegfried,

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