Function : Diagram of Excretory Systemis the system of an organism's body that performs the function of excretion, the bodily process of discharging wastes
Fun Facts :
-The average person poops about 305 pounds a year.
-The average person pees about 3000 times a year.
-The average adult bladder can hold 16-24 ounces of urine
-Most people, on average, would breath about 6286920 times in their lifetime.
-The human intestitne is usually 27 feet long and 10 inches. (8.5 meters long)
The kidney help the system homeostasis by helping regulate the water balance
How Do It Work With The Other Systems
The excretory system is a close partner with both the circulatory and endocrine system. The circulatory system connection is obvious. Blood that circulates through the body passes through one of the two kidneys. Urea, uric acid, and water are removed from the blood and most of the water is put back into the system.
Diseases that can occur
Definition: When there is uncontrolled growth of cells present in bladder, it is known as bladder cancer. The end result is a tumor in the bladder.Causes: The cause and effect in case of cancer is not yet very clear but a number of reasons are cited for this purpose and most of them are smoking, radiation, parasitic infection, exposure to chemicals known as carcinogens.Symptoms:Pain while urinatingBack painPain in pelvic regionFrequent urge for urination without actual flow or frequent urinationBlood in urineTreatments: The treatment of cancer bladder is similar to the other cancers of the body. Intravesical therapy, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy is applied coterminous with the surgery. The exact sequence is best determined by the opinion of the treatment and there is no definite line of standard treatment developed in any of countries anywhere in the world.
Picture of the Excretory System