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Body System: Urinary–Male

The urinary system filters the blood and removes liquid waste products from the body in the form of urine. Picture 1 shows where the organs of the urinary system are located inside the body. Picture 2 is an enlarged diagram of these organs.

Picture 1 - The urinary system inside the body.
Image of urinary tracr

Parts of the Urinary System

The major organs of the urinary system are:

Kidneys - filter the blood, keep the right balance of water in body tissues, and change liquid waste products into urine.

Ureters - long narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder.

Urinary bladder - a muscular pouch where urine collects and is stored until it is passed out of the body.

Urethra - narrow tube that passes through the penis and carries urine from the bladder to the outside.

Picture 2 - The urinary system inside the body.
Image of urinary tract


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