bladder sphincter


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bladder sphincter

Etymology: AS, blaedre + Gk, sphingein, to bind
a circular muscle surrounding the opening of the urinary bladder into the urethra.

bladder sphincter

The smooth muscle surrounding the opening of the bladder into the urethra.
See also: sphincter

Bladder sphincter

The outlet that releases urine into the urethra.
Mentioned in: Urinary Incontinence
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Researchers take muscles from the arm and grow primitive muscle stem cells which are injected into the bladder sphincter, taking only 15 minutes under local anaesthetic.
For instance, posterior urethral valve and non-neuropathic bladder sphincter dysfunction patients may be managed with double voiding.
PRESSURE caused by laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising can sometimes cause urine leakage as the bladder sphincter gives way.