What are the organs of the urinary system?

The urinary system’s function is to filter blood and create urine as a waste by-product. The organs of the urinary system include the kidneys, renal pelvis, ureters, bladder and urethra.

What are the 6 major parts organs of the urinary system?


  • Kidneys: These organs work constantly.
  • Ureters: These two thin tubes inside your pelvis carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder.
  • Bladder: Your bladder holds urine until you’re ready to empty it (pee).
  • Urethra: This tube carries urine from your bladder out of your body.

What are the 4 parts of the urinary system and list the functions for each?

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The kidneys form the urine and account for the other functions attributed to the urinary system. The ureters carry the urine away from kidneys to the urinary bladder, which is a temporary reservoir for the urine.

What are the 5 functions of the renal system?

Their basic functions include:

  • Regulation of extracellular fluid volume. The kidneys work to ensure an adequate quantity of plasma to keep blood flowing to vital organs.
  • Regulation of osmolarity.
  • Regulation of ion concentrations.
  • Regulation of pH.
  • Excretion of wastes and toxins.
  • Production of hormones.

What is the difference between ureter and urethra?

The ureter is a small tube, or duct, that connects the bladder and kidneys. Urine passes through the ureter from the kidneys to the bladder. The urethra is the tubular path that connects the bladder to the body’s exterior, allowing urine to exit the body.

What is the biggest cause of kidney failure?

In the United States, diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure, accounting for 3 out of 4 new cases.

What are common diseases of the urinary system?

Common problems Bladder infections – (cystitis) usually caused by bacteria. Enlarged prostate – in men, this can make it difficult to empty the bladder. Incontinence – when urine leaks out of the urethra. Kidney infections – when a bladder infection ‘backs up’ the ureters.