Ureter Function

Ureters are the tubes that transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder. There are two ureters in the human body, one connected to each kidney. Ureteral tubes are made of smooth muscle that contracts to push urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureters can get blocked and infected.

The kidneys, ureters, and bladder are also part of this system. The renal system is responsible for producing, storing, and eliminating liquid waste in the form of urine. The urethra transports urine that’s stored in the bladder out of the body.

A ureter has thick contractile walls, and its diameter varies considerably at different points along its length. The tube emerges from each kidney, descends behind the abdominal cavity, and opens into the bladder. At its termination the ureter passes through the bladder wall in such a way that, as the bladder fills with urine,…

This diagram with labels depicts and explains the details of Ureter Function.

Ureter Function