Micturition center | definition of micturition center by Medical dictionary
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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. See: illustration
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Direct projections from the periaqueductal gray to the pontine micturition center
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.