Urinary Homeostasis

Urinary Homeostasis

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will identify the role of the kidneys in maintaining homeostasis in extracellular fluids.

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Urinary System: Maintaining Homeostasis as Body Fluids Change

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Terms to Know
  • Extracellular Fluid

    Fluid of the body that is contained outside of cells, such as blood.

  • Kidneys

    Organs of the body that produce urine and help to regulate the composition and volume of body fluids.

  • Urine

    A substance formed by the kidneys and excreted from the body as a means to regulate the composition and volume of extracellular fluids.