Endurance of behaviors which have been learned or acquired when the behavior is not being utilized; signified by being able to recall, relearn, recognize, or reproduce the behavior. Preservation of a memory within the mind. A subject's refusal or incapability to defecate or urinate.

RETENTION: "Memory retention can be affected by mental defect or trauma."
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