Kegel exercise

[ key-guhl, kee- ]
/ ˈkeɪ gəl, ˈki- /
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Often Kegel exercises . exercise performed to strengthen the pubococcygeus and other muscles of the pelvic floor, in order to control incontinence, improve sexual response, etc.



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Also called Kegel.

Origin of Kegel exercise

Named after Arnold H. Kegel (1894–1981), American gynecologist
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Medical definitions for Kegel exercise

Kegel exercise
[ kāgəl ]


Any of various exercises involving controlled contraction and release of the muscles at the base of the pelvis, used especially as a treatment for urinary incontinence.
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