Excretory System

By Jacob Scandalis

Function of Excretory System

The function of the excretory system is to get rid of wastes such as sweat glands, the liver, the lungs, and the kidney system.

Functions of Organs

Kidneys- bean shaped organs that remove waste from blood, balance body fluids, urine, and help in other organs.

Urinary Bladder- collects urine.

Skin- protects from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.

Liver- Production of bile, which helps carry away waste and break down fats in the small intestine during digestion. Production of certain proteins for blood plasma.

Lungs- the oxygen is moved into the bloodstream and carried through the body.

Major Disorder

Nephritis- The inflammation of one or both kidneys. The auto immune system of the body attacks body tissues, organs and body cells. The result is pain at the start and body organ damage for continued diseases. Caused by the inflammation of the Glomerulus. Symptoms are smelly urine, pain in lower abdomen, and blood in urine. Treated by antibiotics and sometimes steroids