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Definition of Strain

Strain: 1. An injury to a tendon or muscle resulting from overuse or trauma. 2. A hereditary tendency that originated from a common ancestor. 3. To exert maximum effort. 4. To filter.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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