Kegel exercises

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

Definition of Kegel exercises

: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 and Etymology of kegel exercises

Arnold H. Kegel †1976 American gynecologist


Medical Dictionary

Kegel exercises

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

medical Definition of Kegel exercises

:repetitive contractions of the muscles that control the flow in urination in order to increase the tone of the pubococcygeus muscle of the pelvic floor especially to prevent or control incontinence or to enhance sexual responsiveness during intercourse
  • Kegel exercises, which work the pelvic muscles and are often assigned after the delivery of a child, can be effective for stress incontinence.
  • —Tracy L. PippUSA Today27 Jan. 1997
  • … encourage him to continue doing Kegel exercises. Studies confirm that incontinence after prostate surgery may continue to improve for more than two years postsurgery.
  • —Diane A. Smithquoted in The Saturday Evening Post1 July 2009

Biographical Note for kegel exercises

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

  • Seen and Heard

    What made you want to look up Kegel exercises? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

    Love words? Need even more definitions?

    Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

    WORD OF THE DAY

    smooth or hairless

    Get Word of the Day daily email!

    Test Your Vocabulary

    Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

    • stylized-drawing-of-woman-pole-vaulting-across-gap-to-get-trophy
    • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
    True or False

    Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    SCRABBLE® Sprint

    Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

    TAKE THE QUIZ

    Love words? Need even more definitions?

    Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!