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III. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE RENAL SYSTEM
The human renal system is made up of two kidneys, two ureters, the urinary bladder, and
the urethra. In addition to the production of urine the renal system has many other functions.
One quarter to one fifth of cardiac output passes through the kidneys at all times. This
means that the kidneys filter approximately 1.2 liters of blood every minute. It is therefore not
surprising that even slight abnormalities of renal function quickly lead to electrolyte
disturbances. If untreated death will occur.

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