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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Bakwin showed that the incidence of enuresis was 15% in children from non-enuretic parents, while 44% and 77% of children were enuretic when enuresis was present in one and both parents, respectively (11).
In enuretic children, psychiatric disorders are higher compared to healthy children.
However, recent research that satisfies many of these theories suggests that enuretic children have a smaller functional bladder capacity; that is, the enuretics can hold less volume in their bladders before feeling the urgent need to urinate.
Although more protected from harsh physical treatment than their ancestral peers, early twentieth century enuretic children were often subject to stigma, isolation, and other negative social consequences.
Although enuretic children seem to have many accompanying psychological problems, it must be investigated whether these problems are the results of enuresis or etiological factors.