stress incontinence

noun

Definition of stress incontinence

: involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder accompanying physical activity (such as laughing or coughing) which places increased pressure on the abdomen — compare urge incontinence

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1935

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stress incontinence

noun

medical Definition of stress incontinence

: involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder accompanying physical activity (as in laughing, coughing, sneezing, or physical exercise) which places increased pressure on the abdomen
  • stress incontinence, is the loss of a little urine with a cough or a sneeze; as the condition progresses, any movement that increases pressure in the abdomen—such as bending over—may cause leakage.
  • Women's HealthSummer 1998
— compare urge incontinence

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