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bladder

1. Anatomy a distensible membranous sac, usually containing liquid or gas, esp the urinary bladder
2. a blister, cyst, vesicle, etc., usually filled with fluid
3. a hollow vesicular or saclike part or organ in certain plants, such as the bladderwort or bladderwrack

bladder

[′blad·ər]
(anatomy)
Any saclike structure in humans and animals, such as a swimbladder or urinary bladder, that contains a gas or functions as a receptacle for fluid.
(geology)
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Then in 2006, bioengineered bladders were transplanted in seven people with spina bifida and followed up for five years.
A 10-year-old male with end stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to obstructive uropathy presents for a bladder ultrasound, which reveals a moderately distended bladder.
Objective: To determine the frequency of incidental gall bladder carcinoma in patients of a tertiary care hospital undergoing cholecystectomy.
Three-fourths of patients had normally functioning bladders.
Once removed from the offal a little trimming was needed to remove connective tissues, then the still soft bladder was rinsed with fresh water inside and out before being gently blown up balloon-style, which is how most bladders you'll find for sale (retail) will be prepared.
These bottom-dwelling fish have a swim bladder filled with liquid rather than air, so it compresses little under pressure.
A facility may not have purchased a bladder scanner because the cost may be prohibitive (approximately $8,000 each), or it may be that the value of using a bladder scanner has not been recognized.
Bladders are a complex organ," and bladder tissue is difficult to replace, says urologist Anthony Atala of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.
If your system doesn't have an external cap, you'll have to remove the bladder from the carrier.
A large study of more than 80,000 women found that women with a high intake of vegetable protein had a lower risk of having their gall bladders removed than did women eating very little vegetable protein.
Six million people in the UK have some problem with their bladders.
band-ply lubricants, are said to ensure that they can be easily removed from the bladders afterwards.