Human Urinary System - Introduction
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Have you ever wondered why you might feel the need to urinate one moment only for it to ease the next? Or how our kidneys help to remove waste products from our blood? Then this course is for you. The course begins with an introduction to the urinary system, examining its overall function and discussing the organs which make up the system.
The course then moves on to discuss the kidneys and the crucial role they play, including filtering metabolic waste out of the blood, forming urine, balancing fluids and electrolytes and influencing blood pressure. It takes a look at the tissues which form the kidneys, the role each part of the organ plays and how it connects to the ureters to transport urine to the bladder. Finally the course explores the urinary bladder and its functions.
This human anatomy and physiology course is ideal for students who are interested in furthering their study, and also for those who just want to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human body and its organs. So why wait? Check out the course for yourself and improve your understanding of the human body today.Start Course Now
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Define the urinary system
- Describe the ureters, the urinary bladder, and the urethra
- Describe the kidney, including its gross internal structure and the structure of the nephron
- Identify the function and major parts of the human urinary system
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of the male and female urinary systems
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