Function and Location

The ureters are the tubes that connect each kidney to the bladder. The kidneys clean the blood and filter waste from it. This process produces a liquid waste, urine. Urine flows from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. The urine is stored in the bladder until a person urinates. During urination, the urine leaves the body by passing from the bladder through another tube, the urethra, which is open at one end.

Conditions of the Ureter

Additional Resources

For more information about the urinary system and the ureters, see the following web sites:

American Association of Kidney Patients
American Foundation for Urologic Disease
American Urological Association
Kidney and Urology Foundation of America
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Kidney Foundation

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