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Kidneys

Kidneys

Overview

The kidneys are located in the posterior abdomen and are responsible for filtering urine from the blood.

Review Date 4/18/2021

Updated by: Kelly L. Stratton, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.