• (noun): A distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas).
    Synonyms: vesica
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Some articles on bladder:

... and urology, a cystography is a procedure used to visualise the urinary bladder ... catheter, radiocontrast is instilled in the bladder, and X-ray imaging is performed ... Cystography can be used to evaluate bladder cancer, vesicoureteral reflux, bladder polyps, and hydronephrosis ...
H19 (gene) - Role in Cancer - Bladder Cancers
... Bladder mucosa is one of the tissues that express high levels of H19 RNA prenatally ... In bladder cancers, H19 is also upregulated and present in most stages ... The presence of H19 RNA was strongest in bladder carcinomas (sampled in situ) that tend to progress rapidly to invasive cancer as well as invasive transitional cell carcinomas ...
Bladder Spasm - Treatment
... Sometimes medication causes bladder spasm ... valrubicin (a chemotherapy drug) can cause bladder spasm because they help force water from the body ... Treatment includes bladder training, anticholinergic medication, electrical stimulation, pelvic floor exercises and surgery ...
... It is being developed for the treatment of overactive bladder and irritable bowel syndrome ... Solabegron relaxes the bladder smooth muscle by stimulating beta-3 adrenoceptors, a novel mechanism compared to older established drug treatments for overactive bladder syndrome such as the ... adrenergic receptor, mirabegron, which is now licensed in Japan and the US for overactive bladder ...
Symphysiotomy - Surgical Application
... is not without risk, including urethral and bladder injury, infection, pain and long-term walking difficulty ... the midline may cause tearing of the urethra and bladder ... Leave the catheter in the bladder for a minimum of 5 days ...

More definitions of "bladder":

  • (noun): A bag that fills with air.

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