OverviewThe kidneys are located in the posterior abdomen and are responsible for filtering urine from the blood.
Update Date 6/29/2015
Updated by: Jennifer Sobol, DO, Urologist at the Michigan Institute of Urology, West Bloomfield, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.