fecal continence

fecal continence
the ability to retain the contents of the colon until conditions are proper for defecation.

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  • continence — noun Date: 14th century 1. self restraint; especially a refraining from sexual intercourse 2. the ability to retain a bodily discharge voluntarily < fecal continence > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • continence — 1. The ability to retain urine and/or feces until a proper time for their discharge. 2. Moderation, temperance, or self restraint in respect to the appetites, especially to sexual intercourse. [L. continentia, fr. con tineo, to hold back] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fecal incontinence — ICD 10 R15 ICD 9 787.6 Fecal incontinence (or faecal incontinence, FI) is the loss of regular control of the bowels. Involuntary excretion and leaking are common occurrences for those affected. Subjects relating to defecation …   Wikipedia

  • Continence — may refer to: Fecal incontinence, the inability to control one s bowels Incontinence (philosophy), a lack of self control (Greek: ἀκρασία) Sexual abstinence as a state of life Urinary incontinence, the involuntary excretion of urine This… …   Wikipedia

  • continence — /kon tn euhns/, n. 1. self restraint or abstinence, esp. in regard to sexual activity; temperance; moderation. 2. Physiol. the ability to voluntarily control urinary and fecal discharge. Also, continency. [1350 1400; ME < L continentia. See… …   Universalium

  • continence — con•ti•nence [[t]ˈkɒn tn əns[/t]] also con′ti•nen•cy n. 1) self restraint or abstinence in regard to sexual activity 2) phl the ability to voluntarily control urinary and fecal discharge • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L …   From formal English to slang

  • continence — noun 1. the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑continency • Derivationally related forms: ↑continent (for: ↑continency), ↑continent …   Useful english dictionary

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  • National Association For Continence — (NAFC) is a national, private, non profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC s purpose is to be the leading source for public… …   Wikipedia

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