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Kegel exercises

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noun plural Ke·gel exercises \ˈkā-gəl-, ˈkē-\

Definition of Kegel exercises

  1. :  repetitive contractions of the pelvic muscles that control the flow in urination in order to strengthen these muscles especially to control or prevent incontinence or to enhance sexual responsiveness during intercourse —called also Kegels



Origin of kegel exercises

Arnold H. Kegel †1976 American gynecologist


First Known Use: 1975


Medical Dictionary

Kegel exercises

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noun plural Ke·gel exercises \ˈkā-gəl-, ˈkē-\

Medical Definition of Kegel exercises

  1. :  repetitive contractions by a woman of the muscles that are used to stop the urinary flow in urination in order to increase the tone of the pubococcygeal muscle especially to control incontinence or to enhance sexual responsiveness during intercourse



Biographical Note for kegel exercises

Kegel, Arnold Henry (1894–1976), American gynecologist.


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