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LE Excretory Vocab

TermDefinition
Filtration removal of foreign materials from the blood stream
Absorption the diffusion of materials into the blood stream
Secretion separating or releasing a substance
Metabolic wastes wastes produced by the metabolic processes of the body (respiration, digestion, old cell parts)
Urinary system system of the body that excretes metabolic wastes in the form of urine; composed of kidneys, ureters, bladder & urethra
Kidney filtering organ of the body; produces urine from metabolic wastes
Bladder structure that holds urine
Ureter transports urine from kidneys to bladder
Urethra transports urine from bladder out of body
Urinary tract infection an infection of one or more parts of the urinary system (kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra) usually caused by a bacteria
Epidermis outermost layer of the skin
Dermis layer of the skin under the epidermis; contains hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, cappilaries, & nerves
Urea metabolic waste formed by liver from toxins; sent to kidneys for removal; basis of urine
Nephrons functional unit of the kidney
Diuretic substances that causes the body to lose water and excrete it as excess urine
Created by: jgarrisi