neu·​ro·​mus·​cu·​lar ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈmə-skyə-lər How to pronounce neuromuscular (audio)
: of or relating to nerves and muscles
especially : jointly involving or affecting nervous and muscular elements
a neuromuscular junction
a neuromuscular disease

Examples of neuromuscular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Children at high risk include those 6 months and younger, infants born prematurely, those younger than 2 with congenital heart disease and those with weakened immune systems who have neuromuscular disorders, according to the American Lung Assn. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Residents with cognitive, neuromuscular or physical challenges can sign up for Gourmet Bites Cuisine, which offers meals tailored to their needs. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Nov. 2023 Young children who have certain underlying health conditions such as heart, lung, or neuromuscular diseases are also at risk of severe complications of this virus, the CDC said. Dr. Jade Cobern, ABC News, 22 Sep. 2023 If there isn’t an obvious reason for the muscle damage, a neurologist (particularly one with special expertise in neuromuscular disorders) may be helpful. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2023 These include surgery with nerve stimulator implants for the tongue and neuromuscular stimulation devices that are used at home to provide a non-surgical treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 The Rocky Mount plant, which has 1.4 million square feet of manufacturing space, the firm said, makes almost 8 percent of all sterile injectable drugs used in American hospitals, including anesthesia, therapeutics and neuromuscular blockers. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 25 July 2023 The facility also makes analgesics for pain management; powerful antibiotics such as vancomycin; and neuromuscular blockers such as cisatracurium and succinylcholine, which are used during surgical procedures, Sutaria said. Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 21 July 2023 The good news is that for kids with scoliosis, limb discrepancies, neuromuscular disorders, and even sports injuries, the latest innovations in motion analysis promise capabilities even greater than those that changed the course of Payton’s life a decade ago. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 31 July 2023 See More

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Word History


neuro- + muscular

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neuromuscular was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Neuromuscular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


neu·​ro·​mus·​cu·​lar ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈməs-kyə-lər How to pronounce neuromuscular (audio)
: of or relating to nerves and muscles
especially : jointly involving nervous and muscular elements
neuromuscular disease
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