paralytic incontinence


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paralytic incontinence

Etymology: Gk, paralyein, to be palsied; L, incontinentia, inability to retain
urinary or fecal incontinence resulting from loss or impaired motor nerve control of the sphincter muscles.

par·a·lyt·ic in·con·ti·nence

(par'ă-lit'ik in-kon'ti-nĕns)
A form of urinary incontinence that is a symptom of neurogenic disorders involving damage to the brain or the spinal cord. Voluntary control over the sacral micturition center is lost and bladder function reverts to the type of reflex seen in babies.
Synonym(s): reflex bladder.

paralytic incontinence

The constant voiding of small amounts of urine and feces owing to stroke or other central nervous system disorders.
See also: incontinence