urgency

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urgency

noun crisis, critical situation, crucial situation, dire necessity, emergency, exigency, expeditious need, hurried need, immediate need, importance, instant need, matter of life and death, necessity, pressing need, urgent need
Associated concepts: good samaritan laws, in extremis, stay of execution, statute of limitations, temporary restraining order
See also: coercion, compulsion, dispatch, emergency, exigency, force, haste, importance, necessity, need, pressure, priority, requirement, stress
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As stress was a large part of Kate's history, in combination with spasmodic menstrual pain and bowel urgency, I felt it was important to utilise antispasmodic herbs and nervine tonics.
Alosetron controls bowel urgency and provides global symptom improvement in women with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
Urinary and bowel urgency and loss of control also were similar between the two groups, and there were no differences in cesarean rates or infant outcomes.