Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 12th Edition (Shier)

Chapter 17: Urinary System

Learning Outcomes

17.1 Introduction
1: List the general functions of the organs of the urinary system.

17.2 Kidneys
2: Describe the locations and structure of the kidneys.
3: List the functions of the kidneys. 4: Trace the pathway of blood through the major vessels in a kidney.
5: Describe a nephron, and explain the functions of its major parts.

17.3 Urine Formation
6: Explain how glomerular filtrate is produced, and describe its composition.
7: Explain the factors that affect the rate of glomerular filtration and how this rate is regulated.
8: Discuss the role of tubular reabsorption in urine formation.
9: Define tubular secretion, and explain its role in urine formation.

17.4 Urine Elimination
10: Describe the structure of the ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra.
11: Explain the process and control of micturition.

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