Glossary for Kids

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION:

If you use a "moisture alarm", a small alarm you can wear when you got to bed; The alarm will ring when you start to wet the bed and wake you so you can go to the bathroom. By using this alarm you may be able to wake up on your own and after awhile even sleep through the night and stay dry.

Training yourself to wake up when you start to pee is one example of BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.

BIOFEEDBACK:

A device is attached to your body that provides information about your body that you can't feel all by yourself.

BLADDER:

The bladder is like a water balloon that holds the urine produced by the kidneys.

BOWEL (intestine):

This is a long tube that connects from your stomach to your bottom (anus). This is the tube digested food passes through before you poop (have a bowel movement).

CATHETER:

A tube that may be placed in your body to help you pee (urinate).

CONSTIPATION:

If you do not poop at least every other day or if you have trouble pooping (bowel movement).

DESMOPRESSIN:

One of the medicines used to help if you wet the bed.

DITROPAN:

One of the medicines used to help if you wet the bed.

DETROL:

One of the medicines used to help if you wet the bed.

ENURESIS:

The medical term for bed-wetting. It means that you pee (urinate) while you sleep.

IMIPRAMINE:

One of the medicines used to help if you wet the bed.

SPHINCTER:

Muscle at the base of the bladder that acts like a gate to hold urine in. Brain sends message to muscle to open when bladder is full or to stay closed until the child wakes up, so that he/she can use the toilet.

STRESS:

When you feel very worried about something.

VOIDING DYSFUNCTION:(also Voiding disorders)

Medical term used to refer to bladder problems that may make you wet during they day or at night.