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Although the pelvic organs are innervated peripherally by the autonomic nervous system, an essential feature of their physiological behavior is that they are under voluntary control. Cortical input is therefore critical. Whereas some clinical information currently exists in relation to the cortical control of the bladder, much less is known about cerebral determinants of bowel and sexual function. This chapter focuses on how brain disease can cause disorders of bladder, bowel and sexual function.

Published: 4 Dec 2007



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