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  Incontinence



Incontinence

    Involuntary voiding of the bladder or bowel.

RELATED TERMS
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Bladder
A muscular triangular-shaped, hollow organ located in the pelvic cavity and supported by the pelvic floor muscles. The bladder stretches to store urine and contracts to release urine.

Bowel
Another word for the small and large intestines.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Incoherence
Speech or thinking that is essentially incomprehensible to others because words or phrases are joined together without a logical or meaningful connection. This disturbance occurs within clauses, in contrast to derailment, in which the disturbance is between clauses. This has sometimes been referred to as "word salad" to convey the degree of linguistic disorganization. Mildly ungrammatical constructions or idiomatic usages characteristic of particular regional or cultural backgrounds, lack of education, or low intelligence should not be considered incoherence. The term is generally not applied when there is evidence that the disturbance in speech is due to an aphasia.

Income
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Income Distribution
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Income Distributions
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Income Generation Program
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Income Generation Programs
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Income Tax
Tax on the net income of an individual, organization, or business.

Income Taxes
Tax on the net income of an individual, organization, or business.

Incomes
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

Incompatibilities, Drug
The quality of not being miscible with another given substance without a chemical change. One drug is not of suitable composition to be combined or mixed with another agent or substance. The incompatibility usually results in an undesirable reaction, including chemical alteration or destruction. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)

Incompatibility, Drug
The quality of not being miscible with another given substance without a chemical change. One drug is not of suitable composition to be combined or mixed with another agent or substance. The incompatibility usually results in an undesirable reaction, including chemical alteration or destruction. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)

Incompetence, Aortic
Backflow of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle, owing to imperfect functioning of the aortic semilunar valve.

Incompetence, Aortic Valve
Backflow of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle, owing to imperfect functioning of the aortic semilunar valve.

Incompetence, Cervix
Habitual abortion in which painless bloodless dilatation of the cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy is followed by rupture of membranes and expulsion of a fetus so immature that it usually dies.

Incompetence, Mitral
Backflow of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium, owing to imperfect functioning of the mitral valve.

Incompetence, Mitral Valve
Backflow of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium, owing to imperfect functioning of the mitral valve.

Incompetence, Palatopharyngeal
Failure of the soft palate to reach the posterior pharyngeal wall. It may be caused by cleft palate surgery, palatal or pharyngeal abnormalities or injury, or neuromuscular dysfunction of the velopharyngeal sphincter. It causes hypernasality of speech.

Incompetence, Pulmonary
Backflow of blood from the pulmonary artery into the right ventricle, owing to imperfect functioning of the pulmonary valve.

Incompetence, Pulmonary Valve
Backflow of blood from the pulmonary artery into the right ventricle, owing to imperfect functioning of the pulmonary valve.

Incompetence, Tricuspid
Backflow of blood from the right ventricle into the right atrium, owing to imperfect functioning of the tricuspid valve.

Incompetence, Tricuspid Valve
Backflow of blood from the right ventricle into the right atrium, owing to imperfect functioning of the tricuspid valve.

Incompetences, Cervix
Habitual abortion in which painless bloodless dilatation of the cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy is followed by rupture of membranes and expulsion of a fetus so immature that it usually dies.

Incompetences, Palatopharyngeal
Failure of the soft palate to reach the posterior pharyngeal wall. It may be caused by cleft palate surgery, palatal or pharyngeal abnormalities or injury, or neuromuscular dysfunction of the velopharyngeal sphincter. It causes hypernasality of speech.

Incompetent
1. Unable to make rational decisions. 2. Not functioning properly.

Incompetent cervix
When the muscles of the cervix are too weak to hold a baby through pregnancy. A stitch may be placed at the opening of the cervix to hold it together. See cerclage.

Incomplete Abortion
Abortion in which not all the products of conception have been expelled.

Incomplete Abortions
Abortion in which not all the products of conception have been expelled.

Incomplete Anencephaly
A malformation of the nervous system caused by failure of the anterior neuropore to close. Infants are born with intact spinal cords, cerebellums, and brainstems, but lack formation of neural structures above this level. The skull is only partially formed but the eyes are usually normal. This condition may be associated with folate deficiency. Affected infants are only capable of primitive (brain stem) reflexes and usually do not survive for more than two weeks. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p247)

Incomplete Virus
Viruses which lack a complete genome so that they cannot completely replicate or cannot form a protein coat. Some are host-dependent defectives, meaning they can replicate only in cell systems which provide the particular genetic function which they lack. Others, called SATELLITE VIRUSES, are able to replicate only when their genetic defect is complemented by a helper virus.

Incomplete Viruses
Viruses which lack a complete genome so that they cannot completely replicate or cannot form a protein coat. Some are host-dependent defectives, meaning they can replicate only in cell systems which provide the particular genetic function which they lack. Others, called SATELLITE VIRUSES, are able to replicate only when their genetic defect is complemented by a helper virus.

Incontinence Pad
Absorbent pads made of various materials used for personal hygiene usually in urinary incontinence and usually in the elderly. They may be worn as underpants or as pants liners. They are made of absorbent materials such as fluff wood pulp and hydrogel absorbent with viscose rayon, polyester, polypropylene, or polyethylene coverstock.

Incontinence Pads
Absorbent pads made of various materials used for personal hygiene usually in urinary incontinence and usually in the elderly. They may be worn as underpants or as pants liners. They are made of absorbent materials such as fluff wood pulp and hydrogel absorbent with viscose rayon, polyester, polypropylene, or polyethylene coverstock.

Incontinence, Fecal
Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.

Incontinence, Urinary Stress
The involuntary discharge of urine as a result of anatomic displacement which exerts an opening pull on the bladder orifice. It often occurs during coughing or other forceful stresses. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Incontinences, Fecal
Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.

Incontinentia Pigmenti
A genodermatosis occurring mostly in females and characterized by skin changes in three phases - vesiculobullous, verrucous papillomatous, and macular melanodermic. Hyperpigmentation is bizarre and irregular. Sixty percent of patients have abnormalities of eyes, teeth, central nervous system, and skin appendages.

Incoordination
Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. This condition may affect the limbs, trunk, eyes, pharnyx, larnyx, and other structures. Ataxia may result from impaired sensory or motor function. Sensory ataxia may result from posterior column injury or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES. Motor ataxia may be associated with CEREBELLAR DISEASES; CEREBRAL CORTEX diseases; THALAMIC DISEASES; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES; injury to the RED NUCLEUS; and other conditions.

Incoordination, Cerebellar
Incoordination of voluntary movements that occur as a manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES. Characteristic features include a tendency for limb movements to overshoot or undershoot a target (dysmetria), a tremor that occurs during attempted movements (intention TREMOR), impaired force and rhythm of rapidly alternating movements (adiadochokinesis), and GAIT ATAXIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p90)

Incoordinations
Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. This condition may affect the limbs, trunk, eyes, pharnyx, larnyx, and other structures. Ataxia may result from impaired sensory or motor function. Sensory ataxia may result from posterior column injury or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES. Motor ataxia may be associated with CEREBELLAR DISEASES; CEREBRAL CORTEX diseases; THALAMIC DISEASES; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES; injury to the RED NUCLEUS; and other conditions.

Incoordinations, Cerebellar
Incoordination of voluntary movements that occur as a manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES. Characteristic features include a tendency for limb movements to overshoot or undershoot a target (dysmetria), a tremor that occurs during attempted movements (intention TREMOR), impaired force and rhythm of rapidly alternating movements (adiadochokinesis), and GAIT ATAXIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p90)

Incorporation
A primitive defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, in which the psychic representation of a person, or parts of the person, is figuratively ingested.



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The study of the body's natural defense system.

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Stimulating the body's natural defense system to attack and destroy cancers.

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A type of health care insurance that generally does not restrict a patient's choice of doctors and medical institutions.

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Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Treating the tumor site with radiation immediately following surgery to remove the tumor.

Incontinence

Impaction
Partial or completely unexposed tooth that is wedged against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue, precluding the eruption process

Implant (dentristy)
Artificial device replacing tooth root; may anchor an artificial tooth, bridge, or denture.

Impression
Mold made of the teeth and soft tissues.

Incision and drainage
Surgical incision of an abscess to drain suppuration (pus).

Incisors
Four upper and four lower front teeth, excluding the cuspids (canine teeth).

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