incontinence

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Related to functional incontinence: overflow incontinence, urge incontinence, reflex incontinence

incontinence

[in′känt·ən·əns]
(medicine)
Inability to control the natural evacuations, as the feces or the urine; specifically, involuntary evacuation from organic causes.
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Incontinent briefs are not appropriate for persons with functional incontinence related to physical, but not cognitive, limitations and may foster dependency and limit restorative efforts.
Types of male incontinence include: Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Mixed Incontinence, Overflow Incontinence and Functional Incontinence.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA approved this month a new medical device that - for the first time in nearly a century - gives new hope to the disabled, elderly, hospital patients and others with limited mobility who suffer from urge or functional incontinence.

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