Definition of repetitive motion disorder in US English:

repetitive motion disorder


  • Work-related physical symptoms caused by excessive and repeated use of the upper extremities, especially when typing on a computer keyboard. Also called repetitive injury.

    • ‘Repetitive Motion Disorder (RMD) is an umbrella term for a number of disorders.’
    • ‘The incidence of repetitive motion disorders is increasing and in 1990 comprised 48% of all reported workplace illnesses (up from 18% in 1980).’