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urgency

 [ur´jen-se]
a sudden compelling need to do something.
bowel urgency the sudden, almost uncontrollable, need to defecate.
urinary urgency the sudden, almost uncontrollable, need to urinate.

ur·gen·cy

(ŭr'jen-sē),
A strong desire to void.

urgency

/ur·gen·cy/ (ur´jen-se) a sudden compelling need to do something.
bowel urgency  the sudden need to defecate.
urinary urgency  the sudden need to urinate.

urgency

[ur′jensē]
Etymology: L, urgere, to drive on
a feeling of the need to void urine immediately.

urgency

The need to do a thing–eg, urinate, now dad blast it!

Urgency

A sudden and powerful need to urinate.
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