Tremor

Alternative Names

Tremor – hand; Hand tremor; Tremor – arms; Kinetic tremor; Intention tremor; Postural tremor

Definition of Tremor

A tremor is a type of involuntary shaking movement. Involuntary means you shake without trying to do so. A tremor is often most noticeable in your hands and arms, but it may affect any body part (even your head or voice).

Review

Daniel B Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/15/2010

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