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. Abbreviation: RSI
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British Dictionary definitions for repetitive strain injury
a condition, characterized by arm or wrist pains, that can affect musicians, computer operators, etc, who habitually perform awkward hand movements: Abbreviation: RSI
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Scientific definitions for repetitive strain injury
Any of various musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by numbness, pain, or weakness of muscles, tendons, nerves, and other soft tissues, and caused by the persistent repetition of certain physical movements.
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