diurnal enuresis


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di·ur·nal en·u·re·sis

urinary accidents during wakefulness.

diurnal enuresis

Etymology: L, diurnalis, of a day; Gk, enourein, to urinate
involuntary voiding of urine during daylight hours.

diurnal enuresis

Urinary incontinence during the day. Its cause is usually pathological. It may be caused by muscular contractions brought about by laughing, coughing, or crying. See: stress urinary incontinence

It often persists for long periods, esp. after protracted illness. It occurs more commonly in women and girls.

See also: enuresis
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