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The Use of Cystometry in Small Rodents

The Use of Cystometry in Small Rodents: A Study of Bladder Chemosensation

Article DOI: 10.3791/3869
August 21st, 2012


Summary August 21st, 2012

Cystometry is an efficient technique to measure bladder function of small animals in vivo. The bladder is continuously infused at rates controlled through an intravesical catheter, whereas the urethra is left free for micturition. This allows for repetitive filling and emptying of the bladder, while intravesical pressure and voided volume are recorded.

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