<TED Worksheet (Free)>
66. Is it bad to hold your pee?
Heba Shaheed
<3:43>   October 2016

 

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<Key Vocabulary>
Write the meaning(s) of each word. Write an example sentence (example sentences) if you need.

(1) discomfort

(2) sheer

(3) clench

(4) bladder

(5) pouch

(6) pelvis

(7) funnel

(8) hollow

(9) sacral region

(10) voluntarily

(11) nerve

(12) spinal cord

(13) reflex

(14) simultaneously

(15) only to a point

(16) rupture

(17) sling




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<Questions>

  1. How many times a day should humans urinate?

 

  1. Match the name of the organs with the correct definitions.

bladder          

kidney                   

detrusor muscle       

urethra           

urethral sphincters       

  1. makes urine from a mix of water and the body’s waste products
  2. pouch that sits inside the pelvis.
  3. two muscles used to control the exit of urine in the bladder through the urethra
  4. a tube that connects the bladder to your external genitals, where urine exits the body.
  5. tissue that makes up the muscular wall of the bladder

 

  1. The following explains how we know when to pee. Fill in the blanks.

a.  Inside the layers of detrusor

muscles are millions of stretch

(1)                  that get triggered as

the bladder fills.

 → They send signals region in your

      (2)                                    (2 words).

b.  A reflex signal travels back to

     your bladder, making the

     detrusor muscle

     (3)                           slightly and

     increasing the bladder’s pressure.

    → You will be aware that your

         (4)              is filling up.

c.  Simultaneously, the internal

    (5)                    opens.

     (= the micturition reflex.)

→ Not a good time to urinate

     = The (6)                  counters

         it by sending another

         signal to contract

         the external

         (7)                             .




  1. Fill in the blanks with the correct numbers.

a.               to          milliliters

     of urine inside of the bladder

     = The bladder’s muscular

         wall is stretched enough

         for you to sense that

         there is urine within.

b.             to            milliliters

     of urine inside of the bladder

    = The pressure becomes

        uncomfortable.

c. above          milliliters of

    urine inside of the bladder

   = It may burst. Most people

       would lose bladder control

       before this happens.

 

  1. What would happen if we didn’t have the pelvic floor muscles?
  1. We would never be able to urinate.
  2. Urine would leak from the bladder when we cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump.  
  3. It would cause urinary incontinence.
  4. We would not be able to hold our pee very long.




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<Answers>

  1. How many times a day should humans urinate?

(at least) 4 to 6 times

  1. Match the name of the organs with the correct definitions.

bladder    b      

kidney     a              

detrusor muscle    e   

urethra    d       

urethral sphincters    c   

  1. makes urine from a mix of water and the body’s waste products
  2. pouch that sits inside the pelvis.
  3. two muscles used to control the exit of urine in the bladder through the urethra
  4. a tube that connects the bladder to your external genitals, where urine exits the body.
  5. tissue that makes up the muscular wall of the bladder

 

  1. The following explains how we know when to pee. Fill in the blanks.

a.  Inside the layers of detrusor

muscles are millions of stretch

(1)   receptors      that get triggered as

the bladder fills.

 → They send signals region in your

      (2)    spinal cord     (2 words).

b.  A reflex signal travels back to

     your bladder, making the

     detrusor muscle

     (3)  contract    slightly and

     increasing the bladder’s pressure.

    → You will be aware that your

         (4)   bladder     is filling up.

c.  Simultaneously, the internal

    (5)  urethral sphincter    opens.

     (= the micturition reflex.)

→ Not a good time to urinate

     = The (6)    brain       counters

         it by sending another

         signal to contract

         the external

         (7)  urethral sphincter   .




  1. Fill in the blanks with the correct numbers.

a.    150   to    200   milliliters

     of urine inside of the bladder

     = The bladder’s muscular

         wall is stretched enough

         for you to sense that

         there is urine within.

b.     400    to    500    milliliters

     of urine inside of the bladder

    = The pressure becomes

        uncomfortable.

c. above    1,000    milliliters of

    urine inside of the bladder

   = It may burst. Most people

       would lose bladder control

       before this happens.

 

  1. What would happen if we didn’t have the pelvic floor muscles?
  1. We would never be able to urinate.
  2. Urine would leak from the bladder when we cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump.  
  3. It would cause urinary incontinence.
  4. We would not be able to hold our pee very long. 

 

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