musculoskeletal toxicity

musculoskeletal toxicity

[‚məs·kyə·lō¦skel·ət·əl ‚tak′sis·əd·ē]
(medicine)
Adverse effects to the structure and/or function of the muscles, bones, and joints caused by exposure to a toxic chemical, such as coal dust or cadmium. Also, the bone disorders arthritis, fluorosis, and osteomalacia can result.
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Fluvastatin also demonstrated placebo-like safety in the trial and did not increase the risk of side effects common in this high-risk population, such as musculoskeletal toxicity, malignancies, infections and drug interactions.
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