Partial outlet obstruction induces chronic distension and increased stiffness of rat urinary bladder.


In order to identify the passive properties of the bladder during filling, we measured cystometrograms (CMGs) of rat urinary bladders that had been outlet obstructed for 6 weeks and age-matched controls in conscious, unrestrained animals and in fully relaxed whole bladders in an organ bath. In the organ bath, each bladder was allowed to empty passively at… (More)


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