Locus coeruleus noradrenergic neurons as a micturition center.


The micturition reflex arch is composed of an afferent pathway from the urinary bladder to the pontine micturition center via the pelvic nerve and spinal cord. The efferent pathway projects from the center to the bladder through the sacral parasympathetic center of intermediolateral column cells. The pontine micturition center is thought to be noradrenergic… (More)