The Physiology of Micturition

  • C. R. Chapple


Before considering the investigation of disorders of micturition it is first essential to analyse the neural mechanisms which control bladder function. Bladder function can be subdivided into two interrelated yet distinct phases, urine storage and its controlled voiding at an appropriate time and place. Most contemporary knowledge is based on studies with experimental animals. Although it can be difficult and is often misleading to relate findings from animal models to man, such information is essential since human data on the central nervous control of the bladder can only be derived from clearly defined clinical syndromes and isolated spinal cord lesions.


Urinary Bladder Bladder Neck Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Human Bladder Muscle Strip 
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