Anatomy of The Urinary Tract

What is the urinary tract?

The urinary tract is the urinary drainage system for removing wastes and extra fluid. The urinary tract includes

  • 2 kidneys
  • 2 ureters
  • bladder
  • urethra
  • prostate in males

The urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through tubes called ureters. The bladder stores urine until releasing it through urination. When the bladder empties, urine flows out of the body through a tube called the urethra at the bottom of the bladder. The prostate encloses the initial part of the urethra when it emerges from the bladder.

Anatomy of the urinary tract


Anatomical parts of the Urinary System

1. Human urinary system:

2. Kidney, 3. Renal pelvis,

4. Ureter, 5. Urinary bladder, 6. Urethra. (Left side with frontal section)

7. Adrenal gland


8. Renal artery and vein, 9. Inferior vena cava,

10. Abdominal aorta, 11. Common iliac artery and vein


12. Liver, 13. Large intestine, 14. Pelvis

Pic from Wikipedia

Basic Anatomical Section of the Kidney

Basic Parts of the Nephron, the functional unit of the kidney

Section of the Kidney

Parts of the Nephron, the functional unit of the kidney

Parts and function of the nephron

The lower urinary tract in the male

Surgical anatomy of the penis and male urethra