SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 1
The primary function of the urinary system is to help keep the body in
homeostasis by controlling the composition and volume of blood. (para 1-2)
One urinary bladder.
One urethra. (para 1-2)
You are correct if you listed any three of the following:
Filtration of metabolic wastes.
Fluid and electrolyte balance.
Acid base balance.
Influence blood pressure. (para 1-3a)
Control blood concentration and volume by removing selected amounts of
water and solutes.
Help regulate blood pH.
Remove toxic wastes from the blood. (para 1-3e(3)(a)1, 2, 3)
The urinary bladder is located in the lower portion of the abdominal cavity behind
the symphysis pubis. (para 1-5)
The voiding reflex.
The female urethra is short and opens directly to the outside. The male urethra
is much longer and has two curvatures. (para 1-6a)
(para 1-7b, NOTE)
There will be increased acidity of his urine.