Excretory

Responsible for eliminating waste(s) from the body; it is comprised of the colon, kidneys, lungs, skin and liver. The excretory organs work in harmony to eliminate wastes via the air breathed out as carbon dioxide; the kidneys excrete urine via the bladder and the colon excretes fecal material that is also processed by bacteria. The liver is an important organ for filtering and processing unwanted and unnecessary toxins.

Parts include: Colon, Kidneys, Lungs, Liver

Excretory

Colon
The larger half of the bowels where water is removed from solid waste. See Digestive System

Kidneys
There is a pair of kidneys, located in the upper part of the lower spine. They filter toxins, and are important for many other functions including blood pressure control, mineral absorption, and vitamin D creation.

Lungs
There are a pair of lungs, located within your chest. Their purpose is to remove carbon dioxide from and bring oxygen to the blood.

Liver
Located in the lower portion of the right rib cage region. The liver has hundreds of functions, including being the major detoxifying organ and storing vitamins, blood and proteins. It is an important factor in the immune system. See Digestive System

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