Anatomy & Physiology Genitourinary #16

Question

Which urinary structure connects the kidney to the bladder?

Answers

  1. Ureter
    • Rationale:

      Each kidney has a ureter which connects it with the urinary bladder.

  2. Urethra
    • Rationale:

      Urine leaves the body via the urethra with urination as the bladder contracts and its size decreases.

  3. Nephron
    • Rationale:

      The nephron is the structural unit of the kidney. It does not connect the kidney to the bladder.

  4. Loop of Henle
    • Rationale:

      The loop of Henle is located within the nephron. Its function is to manage pressure differences allowing fluids and molecules across a cell membrane to maintain optimal fluid balance.

Overview

The urinary system includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and the urethra.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Each structure of the urinary system has a specific function. The ureter connects the kidney with the bladder. Each human body has two ureters which connect each kidney to the urinary bladder.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the structure and function of each choice to answer this question correctly.

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