enuresis

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enuresis

involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep

enuresis

[‚en·yə′rē·səs]
(medicine)
Urinary incontinence, especially in the absence of organic cause.
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Once withdrawn, there is a high rate of relapse (Friman & Jones, 1998), so the primary therapeutic gain from medication appears to be a respite from wetting episodes that may allow the enuretic child and family a temporary semblance of normality.
A recent survey indicated that physicians recommend this treatment for 80% of enuretic cases, compared to only 5% in prior studies (Vogel, Young, & Primack, 1996).
As with most enuretic treatments, the potential for relapse is serious concern and follow-up contact should be a routine element of treatment plans.