[key-guh l, kee-]
- 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.
Origin of Kegel exercise
named after Arnold H. Kegel (1894–1981), American gynecologist
Also called Ke·gel.
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- exercises for rehabilitating the pelvic-floor muscles of women suffering stress incontinence, esp after childbirthAlso called: pelvic-floor exercises
Word Origin for Kegel exercises
C20: named after A. H. Kegel, US gynaecologist
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