What is the role of the sacral spinal cord in neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The sacral spinal cord is the terminal portion of the spinal cord, situated at the lower back in the lumbar area. This is a specialized portion of the spinal cord known as the sacral reflex center. It is responsible for bladder contractions. The sacral reflex center is the primitive voiding center.


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