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1) bladder, urinary. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Urine enters the bladder from the kidneys through the ureters and is discharged from the body via the urethra. The bladder of the adult human can hold over a pint...

2) swim bladder. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The swim bladder, or air bladder, is located in the dorsal portion of the body cavity and is filled with gases. When gas is added to the swim bladder, by diffusion...

3) gall bladder. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When food containing fat reaches the small intestine, the hormone cholecystokinin is produced by cells in the intestinal wall and carried to the gall bladder via...

4) air bladder. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...air bladder, in fish: see swim bladder....

5) cystitis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The disease occurs primarily in young women and frequently results from bacterial invasion of the urethra from the adjacent rectum, most commonly with normally occurring...

6) gallstone. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...gallstone, see gall bladder....

7) colic. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The cause of colic is irritation and/or obstruction, and the irritant and/or obstruction may be a stone (as in the gall bladder or ureter), an irritant food or gas...

8) urethra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The urethra is about 11/2 in. long (3.8 cm) in women, terminating above the vaginal opening. In men the urethra is about 8 in. (20 cm) long and terminates in an opening...

9) ureter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Urine is transported down this tube under the impetus of gravity assisted by contractions of the smooth muscles that line the ureteral walls. A blocked ureter can...

10) prostate gland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The prostate produces a thin, milky, alkaline fluid that is secreted into the urethra at the time of emission of semen, providing an added medium for the life and...

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