The process of selection is essential for homeostasis, it provides an exemption of the body from end-products of metabolism, which can no longer be used, alien and toxic substances and excess water, salts and organic compounds, arrived with the food or formed as a result of metabolism. Excretion is performed by many organs, but the main are human kidneys, lungs, skin, and digestive tract.


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