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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a digestive and excretory systems unit of a standard human physiology course. Topics covered include:
- Upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts
- Functions of the excretory system
- Anatomy of the urinary system
- Structure and divisions of the kidneys
1. Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
The first stages of the digestive process take place throughout the upper gastrointestinal tract. Review the process of how food moves through the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the mouth, the throat, and the stomach.
2. Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract
The digestive process occurs primarily in the small intestine. This lesson details the function of each section of the lower gastrointestinal tract, including digestion and water absorption.
3. Excretory System
The excretory system is responsible for removing wastes in the body in order to regulate the body's chemical composition. Discover the roles of the kidney, liver, bladder, and other parts of the excretory system in eliminating wastes and toxins in the body.
4. Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System
The urinary system is comprised of several organs that perform critical roles in the detoxification of the body and the excretion of toxins in the form of urine. Learn about the anatomy of the urinary system (liver, kidneys, nephrons, ureters, bladder, & urethra), the purpose of each organ, and how the urinary system functions to eliminate waste from the body.
5. The Kidney: Major Divisions & Structures
The kidney is a complex organ that helps the human body function properly by removing urine and excess fluid, and also by regulating minerals and removing waste from the blood. Learn about the functions of the kidney's major divisions and structures including the cortex, medulla, renal pyramid, renal papilla, and renal pelvis.
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