Plasticity in reflex pathways to the lower urinary tract following spinal cord injury.

@article{Groat2012PlasticityIR,
  title={Plasticity in reflex pathways to the lower urinary tract following spinal cord injury.},
  author={William Chet de Groat and Naoki Yoshimura},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={235 1},
  pages={123-32}
}
The lower urinary tract has two main functions, storage and periodic expulsion of urine, that are regulated by a complex neural control system in the brain and lumbosacral spinal cord. This neural system coordinates the activity of two functional units in the lower urinary tract: (1) a reservoir (the urinary bladder) and (2) an outlet (consisting of bladder neck, urethra and striated muscles of the external urethra sphincter). During urine storage the outlet is closed and the bladder is… CONTINUE READING