Central nervous control of micturition and urine storage.

@article{Sugaya2005CentralNC,
  title={Central nervous control of micturition and urine storage.},
  author={Kimio Sugaya and Saori Nishijima and Minoru Miyazato and Yoshihide Ogawa},
  journal={Journal of smooth muscle research = Nihon Heikatsukin Gakkai kikanshi},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={117-32}
}
The micturition reflex is one of the autonomic reflexes, but the release of urine is regulated by voluntary neural mechanisms that involve centers in the brain and spinal cord. The micturition reflex is a bladder-to-bladder contraction reflex for which the reflex center is located in the rostral pontine tegmentum (pontine micturition center: PMC). There are two afferent pathways from the bladder to the brain. One is the dorsal system and the other is the spinothalamic tract. Afferents to the… CONTINUE READING
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