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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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