Printable bladder diagram are provided in the list below to show you the anatomy of the urinary bladder, some are provided with the labels provided in the diagrams, and some are unlabeled for evaluation. The urinary bladder is a muscular sac in the pelvis, just above and behind the pubic bone. It expands as it fills with urine. The following anatomy diagrams illustrates the parts of the bladder with labels to ease you study each structure precisely.
In the bladder diagram above, you can see the structure of the urinary bladder. The inner lining of the bladder tucks into the folds and expands out to accommodate liquid. When empty, the bladder is about the size and shape of a pear. On the other hand, the bladder exhibits an oval shape when it is full. The bladder is connected to the kidneys by two long tubes called ureters. Spot the ureters in the following diagrams.
When urine is produced by the kidneys, it travels down the ureters to the bladder, where it is stored. The bladder has four layers. The other parts of the bladder are located at the bottom of the sack. An opening at the bottom of the bladder is connected to the urethra. A circular, muscular sphincter pinches tight to keep the opening and the urethra from leaking urine. The sphincter of the urinary bladder consists of smooth muscle (internal sphincter muscle) and striated muscle (external sphincter muscle).
From the diagrams above, you can learn many important parts in your urinary bladder as well as their functions. By studying these diagrams, you would know more about the anatomy of the bladder. More collection of amazing diagrams is available in our site, just look it up on the key word search!