pontine micturition center

pontine micturition center

a center in the pons that contributes to control of the bladder and inhibition of tension of the urethral sphincters.
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Vasculitis inside the pontine micturition center can be the reason of high prevalence of urgency and frequency in BD patients (6).
Micturition is fundamentally a spino-bulbo-spinal reflex facilitated and inhibited by more advanced brain centers, such as the pontine micturition center (12).
Dexmedetomidine may reduce the generation of excitatory signals from the bladder, thereby preventing pontine micturition center and cerebrum from initiating the impulse to urinate.
Direct projections from the periaqueductal gray to the pontine micturition center (M-region).
Afferent activity is also relayed to the periaqueductal gray (PAG) region and then on to the pontine micturition center (PMC).
The act of micturition involves a complex interplay between the spinal cord, cerebellum, and the pontine micturition center.
Activation of the pontine micturition center also causes reflex relaxation of the striated muscle of the urethral sphincter mechanism and periurethral striated muscle.
Neurological disorders that affect modulatory centers in the brain above the pontine micturition center tend to produce detrusor overactivity with urgency, urge incontinence, and preservation of coordination between detrusor muscle and urethral sphincter mechanism.