a device inserted into the vagina to measure the strength of muscular contractions when kegel exercises are performed. It is also frequently used to monitor the patient's progress in bladder reeducation programs.
Instrument used to measure the strength of voluntary muscle contractions of the perineum.
[perineo- + G. metron, measure]
perineometer(per?i-ne-om'e-ter) [Gr. perinaion, perineum, + metron, measure]
An apparatus for measuring the pressure or force that is produced in the vagina when the pubococcygeus and levator ani muscles are contracted voluntarily.See: Kegel exercise
perineometer (peˈ·rē·nēˈ·ō·mēˑ· ter),
n in biofeedback therapy, an instrument that provides a measurement of the strength of contractions produced by the pelvic floor and anal sphincter muscles.