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Definition of Repetitive stress injury

Repetitive stress injury: An injury that occurs due to recurrent overuse or improper use. One of the best-known repetitive stress injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, which often results from the trauma of highly repetitive work such as that of supermarket checkers, assembly-line workers, typists, word processors, accountants, and writers.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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