micturition center


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MICTURITION CENTER

micturition center

A center that controls the reflexes of the urinary bladder. These are located in the second to fourth and fourth to sixth sacral segments of the cord. Higher centers are present in the medulla oblongata, hypothalamus, and cerebrum.
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Direct projections from the periaqueductal gray to the pontine micturition center (M-region).
Spinal cord micturition center is primarily localized at the S2-4 level, generally located at the L1 vertebral level (1).
Activation of the pontine micturition center also causes reflex relaxation of the striated muscle of the urethral sphincter mechanism and periurethral striated muscle.