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11.38: Kidneys

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antidiuretic hormone Hormone that stimulates the kidneys to conserve water by producing more concentrated urine.
homeostasis Ability of the body to maintain a stable internal environment despite a changing environment.
nephron Tiny, tube-shaped structure found inside each kidney that filters the blood and produces urine.
pituitary gland Small structure at the base of the brain that secretes hormones.
ureter Tube-like organ of the urinary system that moves urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
urination Process in which urine is released from the body.
urine Liquid waste that is formed by the kidneys when they filter wastes from the blood.

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Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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