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Related to diurnal enuresis: encopresis
urinary accidents during wakefulness.
Etymology: L, diurnalis, of a day; Gk, enourein, to urinate
involuntary voiding of urine during daylight hours.
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