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Electrical stimulation of the rectal ampulla causing reflex voiding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  875154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Electrical stimulation of the rectal ampulla resulted in a desire to void and defecate in 11 patients with an intact nervous system. There was a contraction of the detrusor and the rectal ampulla with relaxation of the anal sphincter. Electrical stimulation of the rectal ampulla and anal sphincter has clinical applications in patients with incontinence of, or inability to empty, the lower urinary tract or fecal system.
C Godec; G Ayala; A Cass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1977 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-08-12     Completed Date:  1977-08-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  770-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anal Canal
Electric Stimulation*
Rectum / physiology*
Urinary Bladder / physiology

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