n. involuntary discharge of urine while in bed or asleep. Although it is often associated with nighttime incontinence, it can happen day or night and more often among boys. It becomes a problem at ages 4-5 or older when bladder control should be in place. Also called nocturnal enuresis or sleep enuresis. See enuresis- also elimination disorder.

BED-WETTING: "Considered the main symptom of bedwetting, involuntary urination usually happens at night and as often as twice a month or more."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BED-WETTING," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed August 17, 2022).


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