- •Saphenous nerve stimulation can inhibit bladder function in anesthetized rats.
- •Complete bladder inhibition can be achieved in saline and acetic acid infused bladder models.
- •Inhibitory effects of saphenous nerve stimulation are not mediated via the hypogastric nerve.
- •The mechanism of action appears to involve an alternative (supraspinal) pathway.
Abbreviations:AA (acetic acid), BP (basal (bladder) pressure), CA (contraction amplitude), EUS (external urethral sphincter), HGN (hypogastric nerve), ICI (inter-contraction interval), OI (overflow incontinence), SAFN (saphenous nerve), SNS (sacral nerve stimulation), TNS (tibial nerve stimulation), VV (voided volume)
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