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

Examples of neuromuscular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a young age Oskar was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type II, a neuromuscular disorder that progressively weakens muscles over time. Wired, 20 July 2022 Mikey, much like Laura, inspired others through his courageous battle after being born with a neuromuscular disease. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 22 July 2022 In 2018, Billingsley was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. David Woods, USA TODAY, 17 July 2022 In 2018, Billingsley was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 16 July 2022 Figuring out how to improve muscle quality and neuromuscular control is murkier terrain. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 9 Apr. 2021 First, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), a disorder in which the immune system attacks the neuromuscular junctions, causing weakness, which often lessens with use. New York Times, 26 May 2022 Children who have neuromuscular disorders, including those who have difficulty swallowing or clearing mucus secretions. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 4 Feb. 2022 Balance refers to the neuromuscular skill of activating the muscles and adjusting your body alignment to keep yourself upright. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 9 Sep. 2013 See More

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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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7 Aug 2022

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“Neuromuscular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuromuscular. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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