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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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6 Irritable bladder, where the bladder has become very sensitive to the presence of small amounts of urine.
Post-menopause, the lining of the bladder may become unduly sensitive to the presence of any urine and try to empty itself - that's irritable bladder.
probably due to an irritable bladder or a weakness at the neck of the bladder.
IF investigation shows no trace of bacteria, you may be suffering from an irritable bladder, which can be caused by emotional factors.
Both stress incontinence and irritable bladder can be treated successfully.
I'VE been diagnosed as having irritable bladder syndrome.
All the tests I've had done have proved negative and my doctor seems to think that I have an irritable bladder.
Ask about burning during urination and frequency of urination (irritable bladder in terms of interstitial cystitis).