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Kegel exercises

exercises designed to build strength and gain control of the pelvic-floor muscles. These exercises are used in the treatment of vaginismus in women and play a role in increasing sexual pleasure in both women and men. The exercises are also used in the treatment of incontinence. [developed in 1948 by A. H. Kegel (1894–1981), U.S. gynecologist]

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June 18th 2024



n. a type of involuntary movement caused by a rapid succession of alternate muscular contractions and relaxations. Although some forms of clonus, such as hiccups, are considered normal, most such movements are abnormal; for example, clonus occurs as part of a tonic–clonic seizure. More severe forms are associated with spinal cord damage, poisoning (e.g., from strychnine), or an infection (e.g., syphilis).