Excretory System

By: Cassie Scupham

What does the excretory system do?

The excretory also known as the urinary system is used to filter out waste, toxins and extra water from blood in the body. It contains many different organs in it that help it do this process.

What makes up the excretory system?

The main organs that make up the excretory are the urethra, ureters,bladder, liver , and the kidney. each have major roles in the system. There are more organs in the system but they have minor roles in the excretory system.

What's the main fuction of the organs

Main Functions

The bladder is where all waste from the body is stored until it is removed from the body. The kidneys job is to remove waste from blood in the body (the waste is removed in the form of urine). The liver takes nutrients and turns it into substances the body can use. The urethra is the tube in which urine passes through. And the ureters are two tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder.

What cells and tissue are in the Bladder?

In the bladder there are transitional and urothelial cells. And there are three main layers of tissue thee muscosa tissue, submucosa tissue, and the muscularis tissue.

What disases are there?

Some diseases you could get in your excretory system are kidney disease, bladder disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease.

Kidney disease

How is it caused?

Kidney disease can be caused by toxins going through the kidneys to get to the bladder. Also if you have high blood pressure or diabetes you could get kidney disease.

what can you live without?

You need all the organs in the excretory system. though you can live with only one kidney. You have to have your liver to live but, you can get a liver transplant. And without a bladder you wouldnt be able to go to the bathroom. With a bladder if you don't go to the bathroom at sometim you would actually go to the bathroom but, with out one you would never go to the bathroom.

What Systems does the Excretory System interact with?

The excretory system interacts with the digestive, circulatory, and endocrine system. From the digestive system the excretory system gets energy. And the endocrine system manages the amount of urine in the bladder.