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Chapter 18: Urinary System and Fluid Balance

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Chapter 18: The Urinary System and Fluid Balance

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The urinary system eliminates wastes, controls blood volume, regulates blood ion concentration and pH, and regulates red blood cell production.

Functions of the Urinary System

Urinary System

Urine Production

Regulation of Urine Concentration and Volume

Urine Movement

Body Fluid Compartments

Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Composition

Regulation of Acid-Base Balance

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