- lack of control of urination, especially during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.
Origin of enuresis
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The father's sister is mentally diseased, the patient's mother was an enuretic in her earlier years and a sleep walker.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 enuretic
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- The uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine.
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