The excretory system removes the potentially toxic substances that accumulate from metabolic processes. In mammals, the primary organs used to filter the blood of excess chemicals, particularly nitrogenous wastes, are th... More »

Excretion is an essential process in which waste products are removed from the body. Without excretion, waste products build up in the body and cause serious health issues. More »

The major organs of the excretory system are the skin, the lungs, the kidneys, the liver, the urinary system and the large intestine. These organs function to eliminate waste and excess materials from the body, but the e... More »

The excretory system is a collection of organs tasked with removing excess nitrogen and other toxins from the body. The kidneys, liver and large intestine perform most of the filtration duties. Solid waste passes out thr... More »

One fun fact about the excretory system is that the kidneys receive signals to produce less urine in an effort to preserve hydration when the temperature is hot or there isn't much drinking water available, according to ... More »

The primary function of the excretory system is to rid the body of waste to maintain homeostasis. The excretory system also regulates the balance of water, salts and other minerals within the body. Several different orga... More »

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The major organs of the excretory system are the skin, the lungs, the kidneys, the liver, the urinary system and the large intestine. These organs function to eliminate waste and excess materials from the body, but the e... More »