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Urinary incontinence

Synonym(s)

  • bladder incontinence
  • incontinence
  • loss of bladder control
  • urine incontinence

Definition(s)

Involuntary loss of urine, such as leaking of urine. It is a symptom of various underlying pathological processes. Major types of incontinence include urinary urge incontinence and urinary stress incontinence.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 17, 2014