Which Pair Of Organs Are Responsible For The Filtration Of The Blood?


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Louise Gorman answered

That would be the kidneys. The kidneys are part of the urinary system, and filter waste from the blood, and excrete them, with water, as urine.

In normal human adults, the kidney is around 11 cm long and 5 cm, and 150 grams. Kidney's weigh around 0.5% of a human's total body weight.

A variety of waste products are excreted from the kidneys, produced by metabolism, including the wastes urea and uric acid. Also, the kidneys secrete a variety of hormones, which include erythropoietin, urodilatin, and vitamin D.

Diseases and disorders of the kidneys include:

Congenital hydronephrosis
Congenital obstruction of urinary tract
Duplicated ureter
Polycystic kidney disease
Renal dysplasia
Unilateral small kidney

Humans can generally live with just one kidney, due to the fact that we have more functioning renal tissue than we need to live. This could possibly be due to the nature of the prehistoric human diet.

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Anonymous answered
The Liver:- gets rid of toxins, to regulate your blood sugar levels and to produce bile.

Kidneys :- To make urine from waste products and excess water found in your blood.
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
The kidneys are responsible for the filtration of the blood.  While the liver does remove toxins, it does so through a chemical system, not through filtration.

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