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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At this point I had reviewed her case and was interested to note that Kate would always wake with bowel urgency, resulting in an incomplete bowel motion.
Wright said it's true that the technology is still too new for any long-term studies to have been conducted, but that several short-term studies have concluded that not only is the Calypso System as effective as regular radiation therapy, but that it results in fewer side effects, such as bowel urgency, and rectum and urinary irritation.
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.