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Definition of «Repetitive stress injury»

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 to pressure on and irritation of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel in the wrist, often from trauma of repetitive work such as that of supermarket checkers, assembly-line workers, typists, wordprocessors, accountants, writers, lexicographers, etc.

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