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urge incontinence

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noun \ˈərj-\

Medical Definition of urge incontinence

  1. :  involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder when a sudden strong need to urinate is felt <Urge incontinence, the involuntary urine loss associated with a strong sensation to void, is especially common among older women and is usually associated with detrusor instability or reduced bladder capacity.—Kathryn L. Burgio et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 16 Dec. 1998>—compare stress incontinence




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