repetitive stress injury
noun see repetitive strain injury

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • repetitive stress injury — noun see repetitive strain injury * * * repetitive strain injury or repetitive stress injury noun Inflammation of the tendons and joints of the hands and lower arms, caused by repeated performance of identical manual operations (abbrev RSI) • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Repetitive stress injury — A type of injury from recurrent stress, often associated with the heavy use of computers. Stress in this context refers to an injury by overuse or improper use. One of the best known repetitive stress injuries is the carpal tunnel syndrome, due… …   Medical dictionary

  • Repetitive strain injury — Classification and external resources DiseasesDB 11373 eMedicine pmr/97 …   Wikipedia

  • repetitive strain injury — ➔ injury * * * repetitive strain injury UK US noun (also repetitive stress injury, ABBREVIATION RSI) HR ► [U] a medical condition caused by repeated pressure or movements, usually leading to pain and weakness in the hand and arm …   Financial and business terms

  • repetitive strain injury — (or repetitive stress injury) n. 1. an injury causing a condition characterized by sharp pains in the hand, wrist, back, etc. due usually to muscle strain caused by repetitive actions performed as during work or while exercising 2. such a… …   English World dictionary

  • repetitive strain injury — re·pet·i·tive strain injury ri pet ət iv n any of various musculoskeletal disorders (as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis) that are caused by cumulative damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or joints (as of the hand, wrist, arm, or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Repetitive Strain Injury — Typische Haltung des Unterarms bei der Bedienung einer Computermaus Das RSI Syndrom – von engl. repetitive strain injury oder (seltener) repetitive stress injury; auch als „Sekretärinnenkrankheit“, „Mausarm“ oder „Mausarm Syndrom“ bezeichnet –… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • repetitive strain injury — noun or repetitive stress injury also repetitive stress syndrome or repetitive motion injury : any of various musculoskeletal disorders (as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis) that are caused by cumulative damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments …   Useful english dictionary

  • repetitive strain injury — noun Date: 1983 any of various painful musculoskeletal disorders (as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis) caused by cumulative damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or joints (as of the hand or shoulder) from highly repetitive movements …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repetitive strain injury — any of a group of debilitating disorders, as of the hand and arm, characterized typically by pain, numbness, tingling, or loss of muscle control and caused by the stress of repeated movements. Abbr.: RSI * * * …   Universalium

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