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 Joint replacements and other musculoskeletal repairs understandably take a backseat to traumatic injuries. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Elective, but not optional: Orthopedic patients eagerly await surgeries delayed by Covid-19," 27 Jan. 2021 In those studies, the most common side effects associated with the medication were reactions at the injection site, rash, headache, fatigue, fever, nausea, musculoskeletal pain, dizziness, and sleep disorders. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The FDA Just Approved the First Long-Acting HIV Treatment," 22 Jan. 2021 Usually, the discomfort was worth it—a small musculoskeletal price to pay for the occasional privilege of seeing parts of the world still new to me. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "Pandemic Life Is Turning Your Body Into a Stiff, Hunched, Itchy, Sore, Headachy Husk," 14 Jan. 2021 Taking a long shot, his wife, Ina, contacted Dr. Janet Travell, an expert in musculoskeletal pain who was President Kennedy’s personal physician. New York Times, "What We Found in Robert Caro’s Yellowed Files," 8 Jan. 2021 These impacts have been observed on the cardiovascular, central nervous, musculoskeletal, immune and gastrointestinal systems, as well as causing disruptions to circadian rhythms and changes in vision. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Astronauts experience these key changes in space that could impact their health, new research shows," 25 Nov. 2020 Airrosti is a chiropractic/musculoskeletal care firm based in San Antonio. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Airrosti Rehab Centers," 12 Nov. 2020 Rosenthal was then an OSHA supervisor, helping to lay the groundwork for a new ergonomics standard to address musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal-tunnel syndrome and tendinitis, that afflicted hundreds of thousands of workers every year. Eyal Press, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers," 19 Oct. 2020 The roots of the profession date to the 19th century and musculoskeletal manipulation. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive, "President Trump’s doctor is an osteopath, not an M.D.: What does that mean?," 11 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of musculoskeletal

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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26 Feb 2021

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“Musculoskeletal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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