What Is the Function of the Ureter?

Photo by Brook Rieman/Moment/Getty Images

The function of the ureter is to move urine from the kidney to the bladder. The human body has two ureters that connect to the two kidneys. Ureters are about 12 inches long.

Ureters are tube-like structures that are part of the urinary tract. Other organs of the urinary tract are the kidneys, bladder and urethra. Each of these organs are important for the removal of urine and waste from the body. However, each functions differently. The kidneys produce about two quarts of urine each day. After urine leaves the kidneys through the ureters, it remains in the bladder until it moves to the urethra and exits the body through urination.