Urinary System

• The kidneys eliminate metabolic wastes produced by body organs, including endocrine glands (p. 524)

• The kidneys release renin, which participates in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (p. 545)

• The kidneys secrete erythropoietin, which serves as a hormone that regulates red blood cell production (p. 371)

• Antidiuretic hormone, aldosterone, and atrial natriuretic hormone regulate kidney functions (p. 416)

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Essentials of Human Physiology

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