Kidneys are the excretory organ of our body. These are the major component of urinary system
Urinary system includes
- The paired kidneys lie on either side of the vertebral column below the diaphragm and live. Each adult kidney weighs about 160 g and is about 11 cm long and 5 to 7 cm wide. Kidney is formation of urine.
- Ureters transport of urine from kidneys to urinary bladder
- Urinary bladder…reservoir of urine
- Urethra...passage of urine from urinary bladder to outside (In females, the urethra is 4 cm (1.5 in) long In males, the urethra is about 20 cm (8 in) longEach kidney contains about one million Nephrones which are the structural & functional unit of kidneys.)