Kegel exercises
noun plural Etymology: Arnold H. Kegel died 1976 American gynecologist Date: 1975 repetitive contractions by a woman 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

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  • Kegel exercises — Exercises designed to increase muscle strength and elasticity in the female pelvis. Kegel exercises may be recommended for treatment of an incompetent cervix, vaginal looseness after pregnancy and delivery, or urinary incontinence. * * * Ke·gel… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kegel exercises — /ˈkigəl ɛksəsaɪzəs/ (say keeguhl eksuhsuyzuhs) plural noun a set of pelvic floor exercises which comprise repeated squeezing of the pelvic floor muscles in order to strengthen them, especially to prevent incontinence. {named after Dr Arnold Kegel …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kegel exercises — pelvic floor exercises active rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles, which leads to a cure in 50–80% of patients with stress incontinence [H. Kegel (20th century), US gynaecologist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Kegel exercises — noun exercises for women designed to improve the ability to hold urine • Syn: ↑pubococcygeus exercises • Hypernyms: ↑exercise, ↑exercising, ↑physical exercise, ↑physical exertion, ↑workout …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kegel exercise — A Kegel exercise, named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, consists of contracting and relaxing the muscles which form part of the pelvic floor (sometimes called the Kegel muscles ). Explanation The aim of Kegel exercises is to fortify muscle tone by… …   Wikipedia

  • Kegel — A.H., 20th century U.S. gynecologist. See K. exercises, under exercise …   Medical dictionary

  • pubococcygeus exercises — noun exercises for women designed to improve the ability to hold urine • Syn: ↑Kegel exercises • Hypernyms: ↑exercise, ↑exercising, ↑physical exercise, ↑physical exertion, ↑workout …   Useful english dictionary

  • pelvic-floor exercises — see Kegel exercises …   Medical dictionary

  • pelvic-floor exercises — see Kegel exercises …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Pubococcygeus muscle — Muscles of the lower abdomen. Latin musculus pubococcygeus Gray s …   Wikipedia

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