The urinary system

Ella McLafferty, Carolyn Johnstone (Lead / Corresponding author), Charles Hendry, Alistair Farley

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    Abstract

    The urinary system plays an important role in regulating fluid and electrolyte balance and maintaining homeostatic balance within the body. Assessment and management of fluid and electrolyte balance is a vital part of the nurses' role, therefore it is important that nurses understand the functions of the urinary system. This article explores the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, with reference to the production and excretion of urine. It also provides an overview of urinary tract infection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)43-50
    Number of pages8
    JournalNursing Standard
    Volume28
    Issue number27
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2014

    Keywords

    • Great Britain
    • Humans
    • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Urine
    • Urogenital System

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    McLafferty, E., Johnstone, C., Hendry, C., & Farley, A. (2014). The urinary system. Nursing Standard, 28(27), 43-50. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2014.03.28.27.43.e7283