toilet training

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2197
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A definition of the term "toilet training" is presented. The term refers to the teaching of children to control urination and defecation until placed on a toilet. An infant's bowel movements may habitually occur at the same time each day at the early stage in life, but as the child lacks adequate neuromuscular control of bowel and bladder function until the end of the second year, it is not advisable to begin this training until then.


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