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I was utterly distraught to discover that the urinary bladder was not described on your resource pages... Could you please direct me to a web resource where I could find the urinary bladder?
Basically, the urinary bladder is a simple bag made of (mostly) smooth muscle whose lining (mucosa) includes transitional epithelium -- a peculiar stratified epithelium whose cell-shape and apparent number of cell-layers can vary with stretching (also sometimes called urothelium, since it lines the urinary tract -- renal pelvis, ureter, bladder, urethra).
There are also other resources (i.e. textbooks) besides the Web. However, if you're really addicted to the Web, you might look at urinary tract images at HistoWeb. For a micrograph of a bladder tumor, see WebPath.
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Last updated: 1 May 2002 / dgk