Urinary-bladder-and-urethra

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PSY 1201
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Anatomy
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May 16, 2023
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DR. AHMED SALMAN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY Jordan University Faculty Of Medicine The Urinary Bladder and Urethra
Urinary Bladder The urinary bladder is a hollow viscus with strong muscular walls which acts as a reservoir for urine. Site of Urinary Bladder In infants: the bladder lies in the abdomen At about 6 years of age : the bladder begins to enter the enlarging pelvis. After puberty : the bladder lies within the lesser pelvis . In the adult: an empty bladder lies in lesser pelvis and as it fills, it ascends to the greater pelvis. Capacity of the Bladder: Average capacity of adult bladder is about 300 ml. Distension of the bladder by 500 ml may be tolerated. Beyond this, distension of the bladder is painful The bladder is enveloped in loose connective tissue called vesical fascia in which vesical venous plexus is embedded. DR AHMED SALMAN
DR AHMED SALMAN
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