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Differentiate between the following:

  1. Ureter and Urethra
  2. Renal papilla and Renal pelvis

It is not given in my book. Please help.

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This sounds a bit like a homework question... –  Brandon Invergo Jul 25 '13 at 10:44
Yup, it is. But it is not given in my book. So I needed help. –  siddhu99 Jul 25 '13 at 11:15
@siddhu99 See our homework policy for reasons your question may have been downvoted. –  Rory M Jul 25 '13 at 15:48
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The ureters run from the kidneys to the bladder whilst the urethra runs from the bladder to exit the body:

Schematic of urethra and ureters

The renal papillae are the site where urine drains into one of the minor calyxes of the kidney. Multiple minor calyxes join together into a major calyx, and multiple major calyxes join together to form the renal pelvis which then drains into the ureter.


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