neu·​ro·​mus·​cu·​lar | \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈmə-skyə-lər, 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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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 Hawking lost his voice due to Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neuromuscular disease also known as ALS. Emily Price, Fortune, "Stephen Hawking's Voice Will Be Broadcast Into Space," 15 June 2018 Doctors treated him for a vitamin B12 deficiency and a rare form of a neuromuscular disease called myasthenia gravis. Laurie Mcginley, Washington Post, "Devastated by ALS, trying to save others," 13 June 2018 Ross Nash, a community fixture in Huntington Beach who often was seen greeting people at the pier in his wheelchair, died Thursday of a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Priscella Vega,, "Huntington Beach's pier greeter, Ross Nash, dies at 63," 1 May 2018 The measures included VO2max and time-to-exhaustion tests, as well as a bunch of other things like neuromuscular power, reaction time, cognitive performance, muscle oxygen extraction, and so on. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "What Athletes Can Learn From the Latest Sleep Research," 23 May 2018 Stoke, however, has several things going for it, including $40 million in venture capital from Apple Tree Partners of New York and a CEO, Dr. Edward Kaye, who led another biotech that focused on genetic medicines for rare neuromuscular diseases. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Startup seeks answers to insidious form of epilepsy," 16 May 2018 George said laboratory students work on projects that can potentially help individuals with disabilities, those with neuromuscular degenerative diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer's, and senior citizens. Jessica Peralta,, "Tech aimed at seniors expands possibilities for an aging population," 26 Apr. 2018 Medicare will cover a lift chair if a person has severe arthritis of the hip or knee or a severe neuromuscular disease and a doctor has made use of a seat lift mechanism part of their treatment plan. Paul Sisson,, "Save your back, get help with lifting," 24 Apr. 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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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 \

Medical Definition of neuromuscular 

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

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