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On the phylogenic scale, there is something quite distinctive about the human urinary bladder. Man alone is able to empty his bladder without residue and without requiring a volemic stimulus. This faculty of volitional micturition is integrated at the highest cerebral level and executed by a primary spinal reflex arc.
To understand the basic principles of micturition one must understand the organs involved in storage and evacuation of urine, their hydrodynamics and nervous regulation. Unfortunately, lack of agreement by neuroanatomists and physiologists on the functional structure of urination has confounded the urologist, neurologist, and neurological surgeon in their attempts to
Neurological Urology—Physiology of Micturition, Its Neurological Disorders and Sequelae.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:656. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-656_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):656.
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