Contribution of the external urethral sphincter to urinary void size in unanesthetized unrestrained rats.

TitleContribution of the external urethral sphincter to urinary void size in unanesthetized unrestrained rats.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLaPallo, BK, Wolpaw, JR, Chen, XY, Carp, JS
JournalNeurourology and urodynamics
Volume35
Pagination696–702
Date PublishedAug
ISSN1520-6777
Abstract

In anesthetized rats, voiding is typically associated with phasic activation (bursting) of the external urethral sphincter (EUS). During spontaneous voiding in unanesthetized, unrestrained rats, EUS bursting is the most common form of EUS activity exhibited, but it is not necessary for productive voiding to occur. The aim of the present study was to determine which aspects of EUS activity contributed to void size during bursting and non-bursting voiding in conscious, freely moving rats.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25995074
DOI10.1002/nau.22789

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