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, particularly older adults. Treatment may include pelvic muscle strengthening, behavioral therapy, and medications. Also called overactive bladder.

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  • Incontinence — is used in Medicine and Philosophy.MedicineIncontinence is the lack of voluntary control of excretory functions; the term is a contraction of a complete expression, such as incontinence of urine or incontinence of feces . Incontinence mostly… …   Wikipedia

  • Urge incontinence — 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 — 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

  • urge incontinence — /ˈɜdʒ ɪnkɒntənəns/ (say erj inkontuhnuhns) noun a type of urinary incontinence in which a sudden overwhelming urge to pass urine leads to involuntary leakage, often caused by an overactive bladder. See overactive bladder syndrome. Compare stress… …   Australian English dictionary

  • incontinence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faecal/fecal, urinary (both medical) ▪ stress, urge (both medical) VERB + INCONTINENCE ▪ suffer from …   Collocations dictionary

  • urge incontinence — noun urinary incontinence that is generally attributable to involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle resulting in an urgent need to urinate accompanied by a sudden loss of urine; most common in people over 60 years of age • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • urge incontinence — noun Date: 1980 involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder when a sudden strong need to urinate is felt compare stress incontinence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • urge incontinence — see incontinence …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • urinary incontinence — noun inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination • Syn: ↑enuresis • Hypernyms: ↑incontinence, ↑incontinency • Hyponyms: ↑bed wetting, ↑overflow incontinence, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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