neuromuscular

adjective
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

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So many neurological and neuromuscular diseases result from either having too much or too little of a particular protein, and theoretically, antisense therapy could intervene to restore normal protein function. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, "Antisense Drugs for Huntington’s, ALS and Prion Diseases Could Meet the Dire Need for Brain Treatments," 15 Aug. 2019 Fogel, now 48, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive neuromuscular syndrome. Diane Herbst, PEOPLE.com, "'Warrior' with ALS 'Is Not Going to Stop' Coaching Kids — Even Though He Can No Longer Speak," 15 Aug. 2019 She was born with Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), a progressive neuromuscular disease. Sheeka Sanahori, USA TODAY, "Traveler's epic Europe trip put wheelchair accessibility to the test," 31 July 2019 In addition to body wraps and scrubs, massages, skincare treatments and other services, the spa offers medical-grade facials, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, migraine relief and chronic pain management. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "Serious self-care: A guide to Colorado’s must-visit spas," 30 July 2019 Some symptoms may be long-term: One study showed that three quarters of survivors continued to feel tired, 66% had neurologic symptoms and 63% had neuromuscular symptoms months after their diagnosis. Susan Scutti, CNN, "9 former guests of an Atlanta hotel now have Legionnaires' disease. Authorities are looking for the source," 23 July 2019 Having your feet and hands attached to the reformer machine’s straps and pulleys while doing exercises provides proprioceptive feedback to the body’s neuromuscular system. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Rare Disease Won’t Keep This Mountain Man Off the Trails," 15 Dec. 2018 The little girl suffered from an incurable neuromuscular disorder. Diana Bruk, Good Housekeeping, "Parents Honor Daughter With Tea Party Instead of Funeral," 21 June 2016 As a final tribute, the voice that Hawking lost to a neuromuscular disease known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS, and then regained with the assistance of a computer, will be sent into space by the European Space Agency, according to the BBC. Laignee Barron, Time, "Physicist Stephen Hawking's Voice Will Be Broadcast Into Space in a Final Tribute," 15 June 2018

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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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neuromuscular

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of neuromuscular

medical : relating to both nerves and muscles

neuromuscular

adjective
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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