Definition of pelvic floor in English:

pelvic floor

noun

  • The muscular base of the abdomen, attached to the bony pelvis.

    as modifier ‘exercises to strengthen your pelvic-floor muscles’
    • ‘Smooth muscle contractions of the reproductive tract and contractions of striated muscles of the pelvic floor are supposed to be the cause of sensations of orgasm.’
    • ‘Pregnant women may be able to shorten their labor and delivery times and risk of episiotomy by strengthening their pelvic-floor muscles in advance.’
    • ‘Pelvic floor exercises (also known Kegel exercises) are the best way to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.’
    • ‘Your pelvic-floor muscles are the group that spasm when you orgasm.’
    • ‘Researchers and women's advocates say that recommending cesarean section to prevent future pelvic-floor damage is premature and extreme.’
    • ‘It is girdled by the external anal sphincter, a striated muscle structure that is part of the pelvic floor musculature.’
    • ‘Conservative treatments, centring on retraining the pelvic floor musculature, have been shown to be effective among older women with stress incontinence.’
    • ‘Complex nerve messages are sent between the brain, the bladder, and the pelvic floor muscles.’
    • ‘If you have muscle spasms, you can learn exercises to help strengthen and relax your pelvic floor muscles.’
    • ‘The pelvic floor muscles play an important role in bladder and bowel control.’
    • ‘A kegel (pronounced kay-gul) exercise consists of contracting the pelvic-floor muscles in the same way that you would to stop the flow of urine.’
    • ‘Men and women can do pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.’
    • ‘The best thing to do to stop it is to strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles by doing exercises every day.’
    • ‘Pelvic floor exercises concern re-education of the pelvic floor muscles by encouraging women to voluntarily contract their pelvic floor muscles.’
    • ‘The movements strengthen the muscles of back, waist, abdomen and the pelvic floor.’
    • ‘It also provides motor innervation to the striated pelvic floor muscles, which contract during sexual arousal and orgasm.’
    • ‘The problem of urinary incontinence in women, including genuine stress urinary incontinence, can be treated effectively with training of the pelvic floor muscles.’
    • ‘Doctors recommend urinating regularly, drinking plenty of water and cutting back on acidic beverages, in addition to doing Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles.’
    • ‘These will help speed up recovery and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which are needed to help maintain control over urination.’
    • ‘Pelvic floor exercises help to firm and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles thus improving bladder control by reducing urine seepage, or even to the extent of halting leakage.’

Pronunciation

pelvic floor