repetitive stress injury

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repetitive strain injury or repetitive stress injury
 
n
RSI a condition, characterized by arm or wrist pains, that can affect musicians, computer operators, etc, who habitually perform awkward hand movements
 
repetitive stress injury or repetitive stress injury
 
n

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Main Entry:  repetitive stress injury
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a work-related tendon and nerve disorder that occurs when a person makes too many of the same motions over a long period of time; also called repetitive strain injury, repetitive-motion disorder, [repetitive injury]; abbr. RSI
Main Entry:  repetitive stress injury
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See repetitive motion disorder
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repetitive stress injury definition


An injury, usually musculoskeletal in nature, that results from continual repetitive motion. There is continued debate about the extent of some of these injuries, exemplified by the continually evolving standards that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set for their prevention. (See carpal tunnel syndrome.)

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