mus·​cu·​lo·​skel·​e·​tal | \ ˌmə-skyə-lō-ˈske-lə-tᵊl How to pronounce musculoskeletal (audio) \

Definition of musculoskeletal

: of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton

Examples of musculoskeletal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But many are not reporting their physical ailments, instead seeking health advice to avoid or treat musculoskeletal and other problems. Stephen Singer,, 6 Sep. 2021 There seemingly has been a rise in non-musculoskeletal deaths this year, also known as sudden death. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Basically, strength moves help coordinate the parts of your musculoskeletal system to move more efficiently. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 25 Feb. 2022 The digital therapeutics company DarioHealth announced its next big product, a physical therapy product that aims to address musculoskeletal problems that commonly rack up costs for health plans and employers. Stat Staff, STAT, 21 Oct. 2021 The company plans to start late-stage trials by December of its injection therapy for musculoskeletal conditions. Andy Peters, ajc, 11 Apr. 2022 Of these, 40 percent are dedicated to the management of a range of illnesses, most commonly heart disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s. B.k. Jackson, Wired, 15 Mar. 2022 Digital therapeutics company Dario Health joined Sanofi in a $30 million agreement to promote Dario’s platform for managing various conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and musculoskeletal conditions. Mohana Ravindranath, STAT, 5 Mar. 2022 Poor home office working conditions and a lack of proper ergonomics can lead to musculoskeletal conditions and often result in not only health issues for employees but loss of productivity. Grant Connelly, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of musculoskeletal

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Musculoskeletal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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mus·​cu·​lo·​skel·​e·​tal | \ ˌməs-kyə-lō-ˈskel-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce musculoskeletal (audio) \

Medical Definition of musculoskeletal

: of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton musculoskeletal defects the musculoskeletal organization of the arm

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