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continence

 [kon´tĭ-nens]
the ability to exercise voluntary control over natural impulses, such as the urge to defecate or urinate. adj., adj con´tinent.

con·ti·nence

(kon'ti-nents),
1. The ability to retain urine or feces until the proper time for their discharge.
2. Moderation, temperance, or self-restraint in respect to the appetites, especially in relationship to sexual intercourse.
[L. continentia, fr. con- tineo, to hold back]

continence

/con·ti·nence/ (kon´tin-ens) the ability to control natural impulses.con´tinent

continence

(kŏn′tə-nəns)
n.
1. Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
2. Self-restraint, especially abstinence from sexual intercourse.

continence

[kon′tinəns]
Etymology: L, continere, to contain
1 the ability to control bladder or bowel function.
2 the use of self-restraint, particularly in regard to sexual intercourse.

continence

Self control vis-à-vis defecation, sexual activity, urination

con·ti·nence

(kon'ti-nĕns)
1. Moderation, temperance, or self-restraint in respect to the appetites, especially to sexual intercourse.
2. The ability to retain urine and/or feces until a proper time for their discharge.
[L. continentia, fr. con-tineo, to hold back]

continence

Self-control or restraint, especially in relation to sexual activity. The antonym, incontinence, seems, nowadays, to be applied mainly to urination and defaecation.

Continence

Normal function of the urinary bladder and urethra, allowing fluid flow during urination and completely stopping flow at other times.

continence

the ability to exercise voluntary control over natural impulses, such as the urge to defecate or urinate.
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This has resulted in a withdrawal of the Tier 1 continence clinics currently being provided by many school nursing services, raising concerns over the future of paediatric continence services nationally and what this will mean for both children and community practitioners.
A Freedom of Informa tion survey by the Paediat ric Continence Forum revealed that clinical com missioning groups (CCGs) in England are failing to provide proper integrated paediatric continence ser vices for the one in 12 youngsters with conti nence problems.
To find details of your local NHS continence clinic: Call the Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) confidential helpline on 0845 345 0165.
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She was awarded her MBE in 1998 and then set up the city's paediatric continence service.
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PCR is a volunteer organization of dedicated WOC practitioners that continue to strive for perfection in the care of wound, ostomy and continence patients.
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Val Ward, continence service manager for Liverpool Primary Care Trust, was given the title of Queen's Nurse last month.