mus·​cu·​lo·​skel·​e·​tal ˌmə-skyə-lō-ˈske-lə-tᵊl How to pronounce musculoskeletal (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton

Examples of musculoskeletal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peppermint essential oil has a strong affinity with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which is why peppermint has been shown to help with headaches and other pains throughout the body. Tatjana Freund,, 10 May 2023 Workplace safety regulators in Amazon’s home state of Washington allege a direct connection between employee monitoring and discipline and musculoskeletal disorders suffered by its workers. Matt Day, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2023 But in addition to altering their appearance and abilities, the dramatic change in proportions has led to musculoskeletal problems. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 31 July 2023 Over time, release of these hormones damages our blood vessels, heart, brain, blood and liver and our metabolic and musculoskeletal systems. Clay Marsh, Fortune Well, 15 July 2023 Among adults who had COVID-19, 1 in 5 reported a health condition that might’ve been related to their COVID-19 illness, including neurological or mental health conditions; kidney failure; blood clots; and musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 The team used a combination of markers found in blood, urine, and other samples that correlated with the function of seven different body systems: lungs, musculoskeletal, kidney, metabolic, liver, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 11 May 2023 The test tells you if your cat is at risk of numerous metabolic, cardiovascular, eye, blood, endocrine, renal, autoimmune, skin, musculoskeletal, and connective tissue disorders, as well as blood type, transfusion risk, and other traits. Nena Farrell, WIRED, 12 July 2023 Therapies states that the most common adverse events from water fasting include fatigue, headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, endocrine problems like diabetes or thyroid issues, or musculoskeletal problems like arthritis. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 7 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of musculoskeletal was circa 1944

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“Musculoskeletal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


mus·​cu·​lo·​skel·​e·​tal ˌməs-kyə-lō-ˈskel-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce musculoskeletal (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton
musculoskeletal defects
the musculoskeletal organization of the arm

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