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Definition of overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence 

Definition of overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence
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Definition of overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence
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Abrams Paul

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10.1093/med/9780199599394.003.0001
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date: 23 May 2019

Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is a symptom complex consisting of urinary urgency, with or without urgency urinary incontinence, usually accompanied by frequency and nocturia, in the absence of urinary tract infection or other obvious pathology.

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the complaint of involuntary loss of urine.

Urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) is the complaint of involuntary loss of urine associated with urgency.

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the complaint of involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion including sporting activities, or on sneezing or coughing.

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