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orgasm

 [or´gazm]
the apex and culmination of sexual excitement.

or·gasm

(ōr'gazm),
The acme of the sexual act.
Synonym(s): climax (2)
[G. orgaō, to swell, be excited]

orgasm

/or·gasm/ (or´gazm) the apex and culmination of sexual excitement.orgas´mic

orgasm

(ôr′găz′əm)
n.
1. The highest point of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and marked normally by ejaculation of semen by the male and by involuntary vaginal contractions in the female. Also called climax.
2. A similar point of intensity of emotional excitement.
intr.v. or·gasmed (-găz′əmd), or·gasming (-găz′ə-mĭng), or·gasms (-găz′əmz)
To experience an orgasm.

or·gas′mic (ôr-găz′mĭk), or·gas′tic (-tĭk) adj.
or·gas′mi·cal·ly, or·gas′ti·cal·ly adv.

orgasm

[ôr′gasəm]
Etymology: Gk, orgein, to be lustful
the sexual climax, a series of strong involuntary contractions of the muscles of the genitalia, accompanied in males by ejaculation of semen, experienced as exceedingly pleasurable, set off by sexual excitation of critical intensity. orgasmic, adj.

orgasm

Climax, coming Psychiatry Sexual climax; the peak psychophysiologic response to sexual stimulation Sexology The highest point of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and marked normally by ejaculation of semen–♂ and vaginal contractions–♀. See Arousal, Dry orgasm, Nocturnal emission.

or·gasm

(ōr'gazm)
The peak state of excitement in the sexual act.
Synonym(s): climax (2) .
[G. orgaō, to swell, be excited]

orgasm

The sequence of bodily, and especially genital, processes, occurring at the climax of sexual intercourse, and involving the pleasurable release of heightened muscle tension followed by the decline of TUMESCENCE in erectile tissue. Most sexual activity becomes focused on the achievement of orgasm-an inherent property making for species survival. Almost all males are capable of experiencing orgasm; females are less fortunate. Only about 14 percent of females always have orgasm during intercourse; 32 percent achieve it on no more than a quarter of occasions; 34 percent can achieve usually it by masturbation; and 16 percent never achieve orgasm.

orgasm

extreme excitation, particularly during copulation, associated mainly with the stimulation of the PENIS in males and the CLITORIS in females.
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