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 Brian had recently gone to see Senda Ajroud-Driss, a neuromuscular medicine specialist at Northwestern University. Brian Barrett, Wired, "My Friend Was Struck by ALS. Here’s How He’s Fighting Back," 23 June 2020 Hospital orders for sedatives, analgesics and neuromuscular blockers increased 58% overall in March compared with January, Vizient said. Riley Griffin,, "Drugs Vital for Ventilator Patients Are Also Running Low in U.S.," 5 May 2020 That’s a tough lift for organizations in the midst of conducting neuromuscular disease trials. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The coronavirus pandemic is impacting critical research into neuromuscular diseases," 28 Apr. 2020 And they’ve felt left out as the FDA approved treatments for other similarly fatal neuromuscular diseases. Nicholas Florko, Scientific American, "Fed Up with Washington, ALS Advocates Consider ACT UP’s Take-No-Prisoners Approach," 9 June 2019 Dacy, a 26-year-old from Chicago, has spinal muscular atrophy, a neuromuscular disorder that results in muscle decay. Christina Oehler,, "This Influencer Has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 and It Inspired Her to Make a Size-Inclusive Clothing Line," 8 Apr. 2020 Bryan, who has a neuromuscular disorder, uses a wheelchair and a walker to help him get around. Mike Householder,, "iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children," 11 Dec. 2019 Bryan, who has a neuromuscular disorder, uses a wheelchair and a walker to help him get around. Washington Post, "iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children," 10 Dec. 2019 Kelly, 55, and her husband, David, 54, have spent 27 years caring for their son, who was born with a rare and degenerative neuromuscular disease with the complicated name Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia with Spinal Muscle Atrophy. Dallas News, "The fight to protect the medically fragile just got harder because of COVID-19," 8 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of neuromuscular was in 1864

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1 Jul 2020

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“Neuromuscular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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