Urinary and sexual apparatus

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As urinary and sexual apparatus (lat. Apparatus urogenital ), urogenital tract or urogenital system are in vertebrates the urinary organs ( Organa urinaria ) and the sex organs ( Organa genitalia combined).

This overarching term for the two organ systems was due to common embryological systems introduced. The similarities in origin can still be seen in the adult vertebrate. So these organs are closely adjacent and have a common opening. In male mammals, the urethra or the vaginal vestibule and the vulva in female. Mainly in birds, but also in monotones , the genital organs, ureters and intestines flow into a common opening, the cloaca .

Genitourinary disorders

These include, for example, infections of the urogenital tract:


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Marianne Abele-Horn: Antimicrobial Therapy. Decision support for the treatment and prophylaxis of infectious diseases. With the collaboration of Werner Heinz, Hartwig Klinker, Johann Schurz and August Stich, 2nd, revised and expanded edition. Peter Wiehl, Marburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-927219-14-4 , pp. 139-147.