Objectives-2, BIO 3220, Urinary System


1. Review the overall function of kidneys.

2. Name the different nitrogenous wastes eliminated by the tetrapods.

3. Characterize the nephron. Name its parts and discuss the function of each part.

4. Define renal corpuscle.

5. Address the functions of ADH (antidiuretic hormone) and aldosterone.

6. Compare the pronephros, mesonephros and metanephros.

7. Describe the vasa efferentia and vas deferens.

8. Identify the cortex, medulla, pyramids, papillae, pelvis and ureter.

9. Explain the advantage of a countercurrent system.

10. Describe the urinary bladder amongst vertebrate classes. Discuss its functions.

11. Define urachus and allantois.

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