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Table 1 The difference between the surgical and mechanical (swabbing) removal of urothelium on ATP release and contractile response of the bladder.

From: Removal of urothelium affects bladder contractility and release of ATP but not release of NO in rat urinary bladder

Procedure Contractility Basal release (ATP) Evoked release (ATP)
Surgical removal [Reference #] Increase [11, 12] Decrease [13] Complete inhibition [13]
Swabbing Decrease No change Complete inhibition
  1. Some data were taken from papers indicated by the reference numbers.