Define the term incontinence.


Define the term incontinence.

Bodily Waste Products:

Metabolic waste products produced in the body will exit through two main routes, defecation and urination. Most individuals have voluntary control of when urination or defection occurs.

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Incontinence is the medical term used to describe the inability for an individual to control his/her bowel movements and bladder. An individual may...

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Fecal Incontinence: Definition & Causes


Chapter 13 / Lesson 3

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control the passing of solid waste. Identify the causes of fecal incontinence and the implications in daily life as a result.

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