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u·ri·nar·y blad·der

a musculomembranous elastic bag serving as a storage place for the urine, filled via the ureters and drained via the urethra.
Synonym(s): vesica urinaria [TA], vesica (1) [TA], cystis urinaria, urocyst, urocystis
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urinary bladder

An elastic, muscular sac situated in the anterior part of the pelvic cavity in which urine collects before excretion.
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u·ri·nar·y blad·der

(yūr'i-nar-ē blad'ĕr) [TA]
A musculomembranous elastic bag serving as a storage place for the urine.
Synonym(s): vesica urinaria [TA] , bladder (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

urinary bladder

The muscular bag for the temporary storage of urine situated in the midline of the pelvis at the lowest point in the abdomen, immediately behind the pubic bone. The bladder wall relaxes at intervals to allow filling but as the internal pressure rises the intervals become shorter and the urgency to empty the bladder becomes more frequent and then continuous. Unless emptied voluntarily, the bladder will eventually empty spontaneously.
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An unusual cause of small bowel obstruction caused by a Richter's-type hernia into the urinary bladder. Int J Surg Case Rep 2014;5:358-360.
The Sheldon system is the most commonly used staging system for urachal neoplasms, with potential clinical utility demonstrated in several studies (6,7,13,16,17); it incorporates pathologic and clinical information to divide tumors as follows: localized to the urachal mucosa (pT1); extending into the urachal muscular layer (pT2); locally extending into the urinary bladder, abdominal wall, or other adjacent organs (pT3); and metastatic tumors (pT4).
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors of the urinary bladder: A systematic review.
The MDA levels were used as index of the products of lipid peroxidation and used as a biomarker of oxidative damage in urinary bladder. Results are expressed as nmol MDA/g tissue (23).
Solid-phase extraction was performed for each urinary bladder sample with Oasis HLB 12 cc (500 mg) LP Extraction Columns (Waters).
Histopathological study of the resected urinary bladder tissues showed carcinosarcoma composed of biphasic malignant epithelial and mesenchymal cells.
Then, we incised the peritoneum on the ventral side of the urinary bladder and took down the bladder to expose the hernia orifices (Figure 3(a)).
Importantly, bladder sarcomas are not smoking related like TCC of urinary bladder. Bladder sarcomas are usually highgrade, confined to bladder muscle.
The aim of this second part of the review is to describe the urinary system structure and function, and to highlight the contribution of matrix metalloproteinases to the development of urinary bladder tumors.
Laparoscopy demonstrated the right testis in the inguinal canal, the left testis behind the urinary bladder, in addition to uterus behind the urinary bladder.
The VCUG identifies a large urinary bladder capacity, 500 milliliters (mL), with bladder irregularities consistent with long-standing bladder outlet obstruction or neurogenic bladder.

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