Visceral Reflex Activity: Development in Postnatal Rabbit

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Science  08 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3719, pp. 216-217
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3719.216


In postnatal rabbits there is progressive development of central regulation of the micturition reflex. During the first 1 to 2 days of postnatal life a coordinated sustained reflex may be obtained from the bladder which has been isolated from the central nervous system. Changes in reflex integration occur over the following 7 to 12 days, which result in a coordinated reflex dependent upon supraspinal influiences.