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Lower Urinary Tract:-Ureters- collect urineand transport to bladder-Bladder- stores andexpels urine to urethra-Urethra- urine exits thebody-Associated urinarysphincters- relaxationaids voiding-Released through theurethra, requires integrityof ureters and bladder,competent urethralsphincters, functioningnervous system-Micturition – voidingMechanics of micturition:-Continent- individual isable to coordinateurination at a suitablelocation and desired time-Residual urine- normallyadult bladder containsless than 50 to 100 mLfollowing voidingDiagnostic tests:-Urinalysis- for diagnosisof infection-Ultrasonography-visualization of theurinary system-Fluoroscopic voidingcystourethrography orradionuclide voidingcystography - used toidentify reflux or urethralabnormalities-Urodynamic testing-used for diagnosingvoiding dysfunctionsLower Urinary TractDisorders:Urge incontinence-sudden need to void withan involuntary leakage ofurine.Stress incontinence-small amounts of urineare voided involuntarilywhen there is an increasein intraabdominalpressure. Can occur bysneezing etcReflex incontinence- this

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