The urinary system involves filtration of unwanted substances from the blood and excrete them through urine. Following are the steps of formation of urine: filtration glomerular, reabsorption in tubular, tubular secretion, and conservation of water (Chez et al., 1964). All the processes guarantee that only excessive and water is excreted out of the body.
Every single kidney comprises about a million of minute structures known as nephrons. Every nephron contains a glomerulus, which is the place for filtration of blood. Glomerulus contains a web of capillaries which is bordered by a small cup like structure known as capsule glomerular. When blood moves from the glomerulus, the pressure of blood pushes the solutes and water from the capillaries. This separation in the glomerular begins the formation of urine.
The glomerulus is responsible for filtration of tiny solutes and water out from the blood. The rest contains excess but it also contains elements that body requires such as amino acids, glucose etc. The rest exits the glomerulus and enters into the canal in nephron called renal tubule. Some useful elements are absorbed again through the tube wall.
Filtrate from glomerulus enters into the renal tubule. Water and nutrients are absorbed again here into the capillaries. Waste from the capillaries pass into the renal tubule like ions and hydrogen ions. The process is generally known as secretion. The excreted ions combines together with the rest and become urine. This urine then flows from the nephron tubule into the duct known as tubule duct. Then it moves down the bladder.
The kidney’s nephron processes blood and creates urine through the filtration process. Constituent of urine is water about 95% and waste material about 5%. All the wastes including nitrogenous waste excreted in the urine including uric acid and ammonia. Other ions like potassium, sodium, calcium and hydrogen is also eliminated.
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