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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In patients with PD, LUTS are attributed to lesions of the basal ganglia, which interfere with normal inhibition of voiding by the pontine micturition center.
The act of micturition involves a complex interplay between the spinal cord, cerebellum, and the pontine micturition center.
Spinal cord lesions, interrupting spinal pathways between the pontine micturition center and the sacral spinal cord, are the most common cause of disordered bladder function and result in detrusor hyperreflexia.