Kegel exercises

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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

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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.

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