• The blood transports oxygen and nutrients to all systems, including the urinary system, and removes wastes (p. 366)
• The heart secretes atrial natriuretic peptide, which helps to regulate the kidneys (p. 418)
• Erythropoietin from the kidneys stimulates red blood cell production (p. 371)
• The kidneys filter the blood to produce urine, while regulating blood volume, composition, and pressure (p. 524)
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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...