hypertonic bladder


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hy·per·ton·ic blad·der

a bladder with poor compliance.

hypertonic bladder

Etymology: Gk, hyper, excess, tonos, tone; AS, blaedre
a condition of excessive tension in the detrusor muscle of the bladder, often caused by an irritant such as a calculus or occurring after surgery.

hypertonic bladder

1. A bladder with excessive muscle tone.
2. Increased muscular activity of the bladder.
See also: bladder