|Title||Contribution of the external urethral sphincter to urinary void size in unanesthetized unrestrained rats.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||LaPallo, BK, Wolpaw, JR, Chen, XY, Carp, JS|
|Journal||Neurourology and urodynamics|
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.