- 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 exercises 'kā-gəl-, 'kē- n pl repetitive contractions by a woman of the muscles that are used to stop the urinary flow in urination in order to increase the tone of the pubococcygeal muscle esp. to control incontinence or to enhance sexual responsiveness during intercourseKegel Arnold Henry (b 1894)American gynecologist.
* * *active rehabilitation of the pelvic-floor muscles, which leads to a cure in 50-80% of patients with stress incontinence.A. H. Kegel (20th century), US gynaecologist
* * *exercises performed to strengthen the pubococcygeal muscle, for controlling or preventing stress incontinence, improving sexual response, and diminishing a variety of problems and discomfort in pregnancy.
Medical dictionary. 2011.