urinary incontinence

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Noun1.urinary incontinence - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urinationurinary incontinence - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
bed-wetting - enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it)
incontinence, incontinency - involuntary urination or defecation
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