Incontinence of urine
Inability to hold urine in the bladder. This is due to failure of voluntary control over the urinary sphincters resulting in involuntary passage of urine (wetting). See enuresis. See also {{}}bedwetting.

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  • incontinence — n. 1) (urinary incontinence) the inappropriate involuntary passage of urine, resulting in wetting. Stress incontinence is the loss of urine on exertion (e.g. coughing and straining). It is common in women in whom the muscles of the pelvic floor… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Incontinence, urinary — The unintentional loss of urine. Inability to hold urine in the bladder due to loss of voluntary control over the urinary sphincters resulting in the involuntary passage of urine. One cause of urinary incontinence is an overactive bladder in… …   Medical dictionary

  • incontinence — Inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the escape of stool from the rectum (fecal incontinence) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • incontinence — noun /ɪnˈkɒntɪnəns/ a) Lack of self restraint, an inability to control oneself; unchastity. Allworthy was sufficiently offended by this transgression of Jones; for notwithstanding the assertions of Mr Western, it is certain this worthy man had… …   Wiktionary

  • Incontinence, urge — A sudden involuntary contraction of the muscular wall of the bladder causing urinary urgency, an immediate unstoppable urge to urinate. It is a form of urinary incontinence (the unintentional loss of urine) and affects about 1 in 11 adults,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Incontinence pad — An incontinence pad is a small impermeable multi layered sheet with high absorbancy that is used in the health care industry. Incontinence pads are usually placed on a bed under a patient as a precaution against incontinence. Incontinence pads… …   Wikipedia

  • incontinence — in·con·ti·nence (ĭn kŏnʹtə nəns) n. The quality or state of being incontinent. * * * Inability to control excretion. Starting and stopping urination relies on normal function in pelvic and abdominal muscles, diaphragm, and control nerves. Babies… …   Universalium

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