The Urinary System
Lesson 13 - Correct Answer Key

    Correct answers are indicated by an asterisk (*).

  1. Which one of the following two statements is correct?

    * A. Urine produced in the kidneys passes through the ureters to the bladder where it is stored until it is evacuated. It is then expelled from the body through a single tube called the urethra.

    B. Urine produced in the kidneys passes through the urethras to the bladder where it is stored until it is evacuated. It is then expelled from the body through a single tube called the ureter.


  2. The kidneys are responsible for eliminating toxins and waste materials from the blood, and for maintaining the __________ balance.
    A. oxygen
    *B. electrolyte
    C. hormone


  3. Urinary tract stones result from the crystallization of minerals, most commonly
    A. magnesium.
    B. potassium.
    *C. calcium.
    D. iron.


  4. True or False: Calcium-containing antacids can cause kidney stones.
    *True
    False


  5. The most common organism found in urinary tract infections (UTI's) is
    *A. E. coli
    B. Streptococcus
    C. Staphylococcus
    D. Acidophilus


  6. The most common reason that the elderly are put in nursing homes is
    A. senile dementia.
    B. urinary tract infections.
    *C. urinary incontinence.
    D. Alzheimer's disease.


  7. A parasitic opportunistic yeastlike fungus that is found in the mouth, skin, intestinal tract, and vagina of all individuals and is responsible for most mycotic infections is
    A. E. coli
    B. Streptococcus
    C. Staphylococcus
    D. Acidophilus
    *E. Candida albicans


  8. Herbalists often combine herbs into formulations, usually selecting herbs that are ______ with each other.
    A. antagonistic
    *B. synergistic
    C. contrary
    D. grown


  9. Hydrangea root (Hydrangea arborescens) is a bitter herb that is antilithic, which means that it
    *A. dissolves urinary stones.
    B. cures urinary tract infections.
    C. helps incontinence.
    D. promotes the flow of urine.


  10. A diuretic is a substance that
    A. dissolves urinary stones.
    B. cures urinary tract infections.
    C. helps incontinence.
    *D. promotes the flow of urine.


  11. One of the best conservative treatments for urinary incontinence for both men and women is the well-known _____ exercises.
    A. Yoga
    B. isotonic
    *C. Kegel
    D. aerobic


  12. The _______ gland is a walnut-sized gland that surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra in males only.
    *A. prostate
    B. thymus
    C. pineal
    D. testes


  13. Which of the following herbs has traditionally been used by men for prostate problems?
    A. ginger
    *B. saw palmetto
    C. red raspberry
    D. Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng)


  14. Which of the following is not commonly known for its beneficial nutritional effects for the prostate gland?
    A. Zinc
    B. Pygeum
    C. Stinging Nettle
    D. Saw Palmetto
    *E. Asparagus


  15. An herb that is known for its slippery effect is often referred to as
    A. synergistic.
    *B. mucilaginous.
    C. diuretic.
    D. antilithic.


  16. Which of the following herbs is not known for its diuretic effect?
    A. Parsley
    B. Uva ursi
    *C. Golden seal
    D. Juniper


  17. NSP's key product for the urinary system is
    A. JP-X
    *B. Urinary Maintenance
    C. Cranberry/Buchu
    D. PS II

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