- lack of control of urination, especially during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.
Origin of enuresis
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Examples from the Web for enuresis
It is the invariable experience that the enuresis then promptly stops.The Nervous Child
Hector Charles Cameron
What enuresis signifies in this case is, from the Freudian standpoint, not difficult to understand.
We must drop it for quite three weeks, to give the enuresis a chance to stop.
I remembered my wise old woman, and asked: "When did the enuresis return?"
I mention convulsive attacks and enuresis nocturna, as pathological affections of her childhood which belong to my theme.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking
Isidor Isaak Sadger
- involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep
C19: from New Latin, from Greek en- ² + ourein to urinate, from ouron urine
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Word Origin and History for enuresis
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- The uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine.
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