Descriptor English: Fecal Incontinence
Descriptor Spanish: Incontinencia Fecal
Descriptor incontinencia fecal
Scope note: Incapacidad de realizar el control voluntario de los esfínteres anales, con paso involuntario de gases y heces.
Descriptor Portuguese: Incontinência Fecal
Descriptor French: Incontinence anale
Entry term(s): Bowel Incontinence
Fecal Soiling
Incontinence, Bowel
Incontinence, Fecal
Soilings, Fecal
Tree number(s): C06.405.469.860.300
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.
Annotation: of organic origin: differentiate from ENCOPRESIS, of psychological origin
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 70
History Note: 70(66)
Related: Defecography MeSH
Encopresis MeSH
DeCS ID: 5345
Unique ID: D005242
NLM Classification: WI 603
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Date Established: 1970/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Fecal Incontinence - Preferred
Concept UI M0008281
Scope note Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.
Preferred term Fecal Incontinence
Entry term(s) Bowel Incontinence
Incontinence, Bowel
Incontinence, Fecal
Fecal Soiling - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000643627
Preferred term Fecal Soiling
Entry term(s) Soilings, Fecal

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