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    Picture of the female urinary system

    The bladder is a balloon-shaped muscle that serves as the storage pouch for urine.

    Urine is made in the kidneys and flows from them to the bladder through the ureters. From the bladder, urine flows through the urethra to the outside of the body.

    The bladder is part of the urinary tract, along with the kidneys, ureters, and the urethra.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    Current as of: September 9, 2014

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology

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