structure of the kidney

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  • structure of the kidney
    • kidneys
      • renal artery
        • supplies kidney nephrons with blood
      • renal vein
      • ureter
        • drains urine
      • bladder
        • stores and produces urine
      • urethra
      • medulla
      • cortex
      • renal pelvis
    • kidneys are beneath the digestive system
    • connected to the aorta by renal artery
    • blood is returned to the body through the renal vein
      • drains into the inferior vena cava
    • calyx collects urine from nepherons
      • passes into ureters
    • kidney nephrons help remove poisonous waste
      • from the blood
      • also help control, water, salt, pH and blood pressure levels

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