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The involuntary discharge of urine; urinary incontinence.
[New Latin, from Greek enourein, to urinate in : en-, in; see en-2 + ourein, to urinate.]
en′u·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek en-2 + ourein to urinate, from ouron urine]
enuretic adj, n
en•u•re•sis(ˌɛn yəˈri sɪs)
lack of control of urination; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.
en`u•ret′ic (-ˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
The medical term for bed-wetting involving the involuntary emission of urine.
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|Noun||1.||enuresis - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination|
bed-wetting - enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it)
overflow incontinence - urinary incontinence that occurs when the bladder is so full that it continually leaks urine; often attributable to a blocked urethra (e.g., due to prostate enlargement) or weak bladder muscles or nerve damage
stress incontinence - urinary incontinence that occurs when involuntary pressure is put on the bladder by coughing or laughing or sneezing or lifting or straining
urge incontinence - 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