Urinary system PDF Notes HAP

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Urinary system
– Maintains fluid homeostasis including:
• regulation of volume and composition by eliminating certain wastes while conserving needed materials
• regulation of blood pH
• regulation of hydrostatic pressure of blood and, indirectly, of other body fluids
– Contributions to metabolism
• helps synthesize calcitriol (active form of Vitamin D)
• secretes erythropoietin
• performs gluconeogenesis during fasting or starvation
• deaminates certain amino acids to eliminate ammonia

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