enuresis

noun

en·​ure·​sis ˌen-yu̇-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce enuresis (audio)
: the involuntary discharge of urine : incontinence of urine
enuretic adjective or noun

Examples of enuresis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This situation is called nocturnal enuresis, which may be one of the first signs of type 1 diabetes.14 Nocturnal enuresis is a typical symptom of type 1 diabetes in children. Barbie Cervoni, Ms, Rd, Cdces, Cdn, Health, 18 Oct. 2023 According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), nocturnal enuresis (the medical term for nighttime bedwetting after age 5) affects about 20% of kids at age 5 and around 10% at age 7. Dina Roth Port, Parents, 22 Aug. 2023 There are two kinds of nocturnal enuresis in adults: primary and secondary. Haley Weiss, Time, 24 July 2023 Daily management of nocturnal enuresis varies, and can look dramatically different depending on how often someone tends to have an incident. Haley Weiss, Time, 24 July 2023 The presented device works as a conventional enuresis alarm with the addition of a pelvic floor contraction. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2014 The result of this was a return to normal at school, and a cessation of the enuresis at night. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2021 By their teenage years, only 1 to 2 percent of the population continues to have problems staying dry at night, a condition known as nocturnal enuresis. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 There are two forms of enuresis, primary and secondary. Wendy Glaberson, M.d., miamiherald, 10 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek enourein to urinate in, wet the bed, from en- + ourein to urinate — more at urine

First Known Use

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enuresis was circa 1800

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“Enuresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enuresis. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

enuresis

noun
en·​ure·​sis ˌen-yu̇-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce enuresis (audio)
plural enureses -ˌsēz How to pronounce enuresis (audio)
: an involuntary discharge of urine : incontinence of urine
enuretic adjective or noun

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