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urination

 [u″rĭ-na´shun]
the discharge of urine from the bladder; urine from the kidneys is passed in spurts every few seconds along the ureters to the bladder, where it collects and later is passed to the outside via the urethra. Called also micturition and voiding.

The Urinary Process. Urination is a complex process controlled by muscles of the bladder and sphincter mechanism and by modulatory centers in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The detrusor muscle is a complex meshwork of interlaced smooth muscle bundles that contract in a way that squeezes urine from the bladder vesicle. The sphincter mechanism consists of smooth muscle in the bladder neck and proximal urethra, a striated muscle sphincter consisting of slow twitch muscle fibers in the urethral wall, and periurethral muscles that are a component of the pelvic floor muscles. The detrusor relaxes during bladder filling to accommodate increasing volumes at a low pressure, and the sphincter remains tightly closed. During urination, the detrusor contracts and the sphincter mechanism relaxes, allowing smooth outflow of urine.



As the bladder fills, modulatory centers in the brain prevent the occurrence of contractions. Meanwhile, the sphincter mechanism remains closed under autonomic and somatic nervous system control. During urination, the inhibition of contractions is removed and a reflex originates in the pontine micturition center. That causes the detrusor muscle to contract and the sphincter mechanism to relax. The location of the final output of central nervous system impulses to and from the bladder and sphincter is the sacral micturition center, located in spinal segments 2, 3, and 4, which must be intact for contraction to occur. Injury to the pontine micturition center will compromise the smooth coordination between sphincter mechanism and detrusor muscle, and injury to the brain will affect the volitional control of urine (bladder stability). See also urinary incontinence.

mic·tu·ri·tion

(mik'chū-rish'ŭn), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation micturation.
1. Synonym(s): urination
2. The desire to urinate.
3. Frequency of urination.
[L. micturio, to desire to make water]

micturition

/mic·tu·ri·tion/ (mik″tu-rĭ´shun) urination.

micturition

See urination.

micturition

Urination; the act of voiding urine.

micturition

 Urination; the process of voiding urine

mic·tu·ri·tion

(mik-chŭr-ish'ŭn)
1. Synonym(s): urination.
2. The desire to urinate.
3. Frequency of urination.
[L. micturio, to desire to make water]

micturition

the release of urine from the body. see BLADDER.

micturition

urination.

micturition disorders
includes neurogenic disorders controlling urination, urinary incontinence from several causes, and behavioral disorders. See also incontinence, urinary bladder, elimination behavior, ectopic ureter and inappropriate micturition (below).
inappropriate micturition
done at the wrong time or place, as dogs or cats urinating in the house or away from a litter tray. See also spraying.
micturition reflex
the sequence of neurological impulses and muscular responses that controls the retention and release of urine.
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1 Urodynamics of micturition are highly affected by water consumption and urine production rate.
For the societal perspective, loss of productivity was also included, based on absenteeism for primary care or specialist visits, as well as the impact of daily number of micturition and incontinence episodes on the percentage work time missed, which was estimated using a linear regression model with adjustment on age, gender, and country.
Ultrastructural evidence for direct projections from the pontine micturition center to glycine-immuno-reactive neurons in the sacral dorsal gray commissure in the cat.
Even though patients were instructed to sample first void urine from the first toilet visit of the day or make sure not to micturate within at least one hour before sampling, the variations in bacterial load might be due to variations in time points of micturition and how long urine had stayed in the bladder before micturition.
The cystometric parameters such as maximal pressure, bladder capacity, compliance, and micturition interval were measured as reported [20].
Ten days later, attempts at spontaneous micturition failed for the second time, and the patient was catheterised again.
He had problems with initiating micturition in the previous 2 days.
Patient was referred to urologist who performed urethroplasty and penile shaft reconstruction via two-staged Bracka's repair increasing the penile shaft length to 3 cm (figure-2) and micturition through urethra was restored.
Hence, the micturition reflex is best divided into two discrete phases, i.
Muscle spasm and leg pain were reported; micturition and anal sphincter function tended to persist after surgical treatment.
The market authorisation granted for VESOMNI is for 'treatment of moderate to severe storage symptoms (urgency, increased micturition frequency) and voiding symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men who are not adequately responding to treatment with monotherapy'.
Neurogenic bladder refers to dysfunction of the urinary bladder due to the disease of the central nervous system or peripheral nerves involved in the control of micturition (urination).