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the bladder. The ureters pass very obliquely through the thick musculature of the
bladder wall, so that their orifices are virtually valvular, and this situation ensures
that there is normally no reflux, or backflow, of urine when the bladder contracts ...
Under these conditions inflammation of the bladder readily develops, which may
cause disability or death from chronic ascending urinary infection. If
overdistension is prevented by regular catheterization, or by manual expression
by firm ...
is increased when the bladder is distended with urine. The ureters run obliquely
through the muscular wall of the bladder for nearly two centimetres (0.8 inch)
before opening into the bladder cavity through narrow apertures. This oblique ...
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