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[noo r-oh-muhs-kyuh-ler, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈmʌs kyə lər, ˌnyʊər-/
pertaining to or affecting both nerves and muscles.
Origin of neuromuscular
1875-80; neuro- + muscular Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neuromuscular
  • neuromuscular spindles have not yet been demonstrated in the tongue muscles, and only a few exist in the ocular muscles.
  • When emergency room doctors encounter a patient with a neuromuscular disorder, usually the diagnosis has already been made.
  • We need to start to get to the bottom of the question as to how he could have contracted two different neuromuscular diseases.
  • Since it is the nervous system that activates muscle movements, athletes need to develop neuromuscular awareness.
  • Esophageal neuromuscular function and motility disorders.
  • neuromuscular examination may show which nerve is involved.
  • Muscles throughout the body have neuromuscular spindles in them that have an independent motor supply.
  • This, he surmises, probably requires specialized neuromuscular control.
British Dictionary definitions for neuromuscular


of, relating to, or affecting nerves and muscles
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neuromuscular in Medicine

neuromuscular neu·ro·mus·cu·lar (nur'ō-mŭs'kyə-lər, nyur'-)

  1. Of, relating to, or affecting both nerves and muscles.

  2. Having the characteristics of both nervous and muscular tissue.

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