The bladder is a balloon-shaped muscle that serves as the storage pouch for urine. Urine flows from the bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body.

The bladder is part of the urinary tract, along with the kidneys, ureters, and the urethra.

Current as of: August 21, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology