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The Urinary System

The urinary system, also sometimes called the excretory system, is all about the removal of wastes from the blood. The wastes range from excess electrolytes, such as sodium, to by products of the recycling of broken-down red blood cells.


Urinary System Lecture Powerpoint

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Purpose: This Powerpoint lecture follows the production of urine, beginning with blood entering the kidneys through the renal artery, passing through the nephron, and eventually ending through the ureter, bladder, and urethra. Other functions of the kidneys, such as the regulation of blood production, are also discussed.

Essential Concepts: Excretion, urine, kidneys, electrolytes, adrenal glands, nephron, glomerulus, ureter, bladder, urethra, kidney stones.


Urinary System Student Notes Outline

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Purpose: Taking efficient notes can be a big challenge for many students, especially when working from a Powerpoint lecture. This outline gives students a means to take notes that guides them toward important concepts and avoids the pitfalls of writing word-for-word or simply not taking notes at all. The outline lays out each of the key concepts, ideas, and blank diagrams that students are expected to learn. They fill in the missing details as the lecture proceeds.

Essential Concepts: Excretion, urine, kidneys, electrolytes, adrenal glands, nephron, glomerulus, ureter, bladder, urethra, kidney stones.


Autopsy Life and Death - Poison

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Autopsy: Life and Death - Poison Worksheet

Purpose: This episode of Autopsy: Life and Death looks at the effect that toxins can have on the body. The cadaver used in this study experienced a severe liver and kidney disease, likely as the result of excessive alcohol consumption. The main body system covered in this episode is the urinary system, with the pathway of urine traced from the kidneys down through the ureter and bladder. The digestive system is also given some attention, as the doctor discusses the importance of the liver and what can cause an obstructed bowel.

Essential Concepts: Abdominal cavity, esophagus, epiglottis, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, hepatic portal system.


Urinary System Study Guide

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Purpose: This study guide is a condensed listing of the major vocabulary words from this chapter, along with a set of practice questions and diagrams similar to what might be on a written test. The questions and vocabulary are roughly written in the same order as they appear in the lecture.

Essential Concepts: Excretion, urine, kidneys, electrolytes, adrenal glands, nephron, glomerulus, ureter, bladder, urethra, kidney stones.


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