Get yourself more knowledge about bladder anatomy and look no further than these bladder diagrams to learn more about the part of urinary system. The are available in printable size, just click on the images to download it. The urinary bladder is a muscular sac in the pelvis, just above and behind the pubic bone. When empty, the bladder is about the size and shape of a pear. We’ll start by giving you the first anatomy diagram below.
You can see on the man bladder diagram above, that this organ is a hollow muscular organ in people and animals that collects and stores urine from the kidneys before disposal by urination. In the human the bladder is a hollow muscular, and distensible (or elastic) organ, that sits on the pelvic floor. Urine enters the bladder via the ureters and exits via the urethra. Urine entering the urinary bladder from the ureters slowly fills the hollow space of the bladder and stretches its elastic walls. The walls of the bladder allow it to stretch to hold anywhere from 600 to 800 milliliters of urine. The following anatomy diagram shows you more illustration of bladder structure.
The adult bladder is located in the anterior pelvis and is enveloped by extraperitoneal fat and connective tissue. The body of the bladder receives inferior support from the pelvic diaphragm in females or prostate in males and lateral support from the obturator internus and levator ani muscles. The bladder neck serves as the internal sphincter in women. The ureters, which transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder and insert into the trigone, approach the bladder as they course inferiorly from their posterolateral locations.
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