neu·​ro·​mus·​cu·​lar | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈmə-skyə-lər How to pronounce neuromuscular (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuromuscular

: 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 The tumor, known as a thymoma, caused a neuromuscular disorder called myasthenia gravis that attacked the communication between his nerve cells and muscles, as well as inflammation and breakdown of muscle tissue called myositis. S. Wayne Carter Jr.,, 25 May 2021 The same is also true of chronic fatigue or fatigue arising from neuromuscular conditions like multiple sclerosis. Gus Alexiou, Forbes, 12 May 2021 The neuromuscular disease has robbed him of the ability to speak, to walk, to feed himself or to breathe on his own. New York Times, 1 May 2021 His Merrill Lynch account contains shares of companies like Sarepta Therapeutics, a maker of precision genetic medicines that treat rare neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases. New York Times, 20 Mar. 2021 As a child in Alabama, his mom said, he was diagnosed him with a neuromuscular condition. Andrew Boryga,, 28 Mar. 2021 Plus, research shows that engaging in elastic band resistance training improves balance, gait function and flexibility and may induce greater neuromuscular fatigue than exercises with isometric contractions. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, 1 Feb. 2019 In this rare disorder, the body’s immune system attacks what’s called the neuromuscular junction, the point where the nerves connect to the muscles to tell them what to do. New York Times, 4 Mar. 2021 In the neuromuscular area, the company is looking into multiple diseases driven by genetic defects in skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and the peripheral nervous system. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of neuromuscular

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuromuscular

neuro- + muscular

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8 Jun 2021

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“Neuromuscular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of neuromuscular

medical : relating to both nerves and muscles


neu·​ro·​mus·​cu·​lar | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈməs-kyə-lər How to pronounce neuromuscular (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuromuscular

: of or relating to nerves and muscles especially : jointly involving nervous and muscular elements neuromuscular disease


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