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Overview of the Urinary System

Overview of the Urinary System

False-colored SEM of a kidney stone.
© Annie Cavanagh, Wellcome Images.

The urinary system cleanses blood, rids the body of wastes, regulates blood pressure, and helps maintain homeostasis in the body. It is controlled by the nervous system.




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Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine
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Overview of the Urinary System

Major Components of the System


Nephron Structure


Bladder and Urethra

Functions of the System