Urinary system


Urinary system

The urinary system (also called excretory system or the genitourinary system (GUS)) is the organ system that produces, stores, and eliminates urine. In humans it includes two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. The analogous organ in invertebrates is the nephridium.

See also

*Urothelium
*Major systems of the human body
*Urologic disease

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