The excretory system is essential to one’s health. Its responsibility is to remove waste from the body.
Removal of nitrogenous waste from the body due to its metabolic activities is called excretion.
The excretory system is made up of numerous organs that work in unison to ensure that waste is effectively removed from your body.
Below are the details of the excretory system organs:
- Primary Excretory System Organs.
- Secondary Excretory System Organs.
- Urinary Bladder
- Large Intestine
The Urinary system, also known as the renal system, consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra.Each kidney consists of millions of functional units called nephrons.
The purpose of the Urinary system is to,
- eliminate wastes from the body,
- regulate blood volume and blood pressure,
- control levels of electrolytes and metabolites,
- regulate blood pH.
The Urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The kidneys filter the blood to remove wastes and produce urine.