Kegel exercise


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Kegel exercise

(kā′gəl)
n.
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.

Kegel exercise

(ka'gel)
[Arnold H. Kegel, U.S. gynecologist, 1894–1981]
An exercise for strengthening the pubococcygeal and levator ani muscles. The patient should repeatedly and rapidly alternate contracting and relaxing the muscles for 10 seconds; relax for 20 seconds, then sustain the contraction for 10 to 20 seconds; the patient should then rest for 10 seconds and repeat the routine until fatigued. The number of repetitions should be increased gradually to between 50 and 150 per day.
Synonym: pelvic floor exercise See: incontinence, stress urinary
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