Anatomy & Physiology Genitourinary #3

Question

Which is a structure that is included when discussing the renal system?

Answers

  1. Liver
    • Rationale:

      The liver is an accessory structure of the gastrointestinal, not renal, system.

  2. Bladder
    • Rationale:

      The bladder is a structure of the renal system. The bladder stores urine for excretion from the body via the urethra.

  3. Pancreas
    • Rationale:

      The pancreas is an accessory structure of the gastrointestinal, not renal, system. The pancreas is also an organ of the endocrine system. .

  4. Gallbladder
    • Rationale:

      The gallbladder is an accessory structure of the gastrointestinal, not renal, system.

Overview

The renal system is responsible for urination. There are several structures that are included in the discussion of this system.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The renal system (i.e., the urinary system; the genitourinary system) has four primary structures. These structures include the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra. The structures of this system work together to play several important roles in the human body.

Test Taking Tip

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

Video Rationale