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Involuntary release of urine; urinary incontinence. See: enuresis; nocturia


creating and maintenance of a wet surface. See also wetness.

wetting agent
substance that enhances wetting; detergents have been used internally as medicine, e.g. dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate in mineral oil for bloat in cows and impaction in horses as a fecal softener but has proved to be toxic to horses.

Patient discussion about wetting

Q. Can I catch pneumonia, if I go outside with wet hair? My Mother used to tell me when I was a kid that if I go outside with wet hair, I will catch pneumonia. Is this true?

A. Are you seiously, Ann? I mean, I'm sure y're wet hair make Pneumonia?...I sorry this is not true.

Q. why is it bad to walk outside with wet hair after you have taken a shower , when it's clod out side? what can happen to me if i will do it ?

A. I've done this several times. The few times, my mother told me not to, I caught a cold.

Q. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. I am wondering what this wet brain is all about?

A. It known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome also referred to as wet brain often is seen in later stage alcoholics. This condition shows up on an MRI as a smaller less functional brain. The symptoms such as short term memory loss, inability to learn new things, inability to concentrate or focus could apply to a lot of things. I have never known people actually diagnosed with this. This knowledge I gained through surfing the net.

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Two measurements were recorded for each wetting balance test: wetting time and wetting force.
The wetting balance results obtained from this study are presented in Figures 1 to 4.
Figures 1 and 2 represent the wetting time and wetting force results for each test alloy and the test flux, using clean (non-oxidized) copper.
With clean copper and low solids flux, the wetting time generally decreased with the lead-free alloys until 271 degrees C was reached, and then the wetting time leveled off or increased slightly with higher temperature.
The binary and ternary tin, silver and copper alloys produced faster wetting times and higher wetting forces than the quaternary alloys and the control tin/lead alloy.
The binary and ternary tin, silver and copper alloys yielded slightly faster wetting times and slightly higher wetting forces with clean copper than with oxidized copper.
Another way that we evaluate liquids and surfaces for wetting and wettability is by measuring and comparing their surface tensions.
Trapped air between adhesive and substrate impedes wetting and these zones of poor contact can often be where interfacial failure commences.
The adsorption or wetting theory - As previously mentioned, when an adhesive bond develops between two phases, in many cases at least one component passes through a liquid state thus ensuring good intimate molecular contact by wetting.
Since the intermolecular forces developed during wetting are basically of the same type as those intervening in adsorption processes, Sharpe and Schonhorn proposed their model of adhesion by wetting or thermodynamic adsorption (ref.
This effect is well known for the case of cohesive failure of polymers taking place in the presence of a wetting liquid.
Both adhesion and wetting represent fields where research today is very active.