Excretory System : Parts and Functions

Posted on Dec 10 2012 - 9:43pm by Pallavi Bandhakavi

Posted under Category : Health Fundas

Excretory System

What is Excretory System?

Excretory system is a passive biological system that helps in removing the excess and unwanted materials from the body in an organism. The basic function of the excretory system is to maintain the homeostasis and to prevent damage to the body of the organism.

Excretory system removes the liquid wastes and metabolic products as urine. Excretory system also removes sweat and gaseous wastes.
Excretory system helps in the removal of all the by-products produced by all other healthy systems.

Parts of the Excretory System:

Skin also acts as an excretory organ. Skin removes excess salts and urea in the form of sweat. By this process, skin maintains the temperature of the body.

Excretory system consists of a pair of kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder and urethra.

Functions of the Excretory System:

  • Excretory system helps in the removal of metabolic wastes from an organism.
  • Excretory system removes liquid wastes as urine.
  • Excretory system helps in the removal of toxic substances from the body of an organism.
  • Excretory system helps in maintaining homeostasis of the body and prevents damage to the body.

This post gives you the basic idea of the excretory system. The detailed excretory system will be updated soon.