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).
The important areas of the neurologic system that regulate bladder function are the pons (pontine micturition center) and the sacral cord (sacral micturition center).
Results: The results demonstrated that the motor root above the spinal micturition center can be used to reinnervate the bladder, and that the axons can regenerate to at least as far as the pelvic ganglia.