urinary bladder


Definition of urinary bladder

: a membranous sac in many vertebrates that serves for the temporary retention of urine and discharges by the urethra

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Recent Examples on the Web If really short, there are abnormalities of the spinal column that affect nerves going to the urinary bladder and sometimes the rectum. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "Cats with stubbed tails more prone to litter box issues," 8 Nov. 2019 The prostate is located in the male pelvis below the urinary bladder. Lee Roop, AL.com, "Rep. Mo Brooks having surgery today for prostate cancer," 15 Dec. 2017 At age 82, in 1787, Franklin began experiencing acute abdominal pain, thought to be caused by a urinary bladder stone, according to an American Philosophical Society record. Philly.com, "For Franklin, it came down to lifestyle, family history," 8 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of urinary bladder

1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Urinary bladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinary%20bladder. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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Medical Definition of urinary bladder

: a distensible membranous sac that serves for the temporary retention of the urine, is situated in the pelvis in front of the rectum, receives the urine from the two ureters and discharges it at intervals into the urethra through an orifice closed by a sphincter, is lined with transitional hypoblastic epithelium, and develops from the proximal part of the allantois of the embryo

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