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What is the definition or description of: postural tremor?

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Dr. Brian Kelly answered

Specializes in Neurology

A tremor that occurs with arms outstretched is a postural tremor. This often is due to essential tremor, which can be treated if severe enough to warrant medication. Typically these are tremors that have been present chronically, and are considered "benign". Other causes should be evaluated by a neurologist. Any new onset tremors should be evaluated for more worrisome causes.

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Dr. Mehmet Berk answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Postural tremor simply means a tremor that is elicited by holding a certain posture. It usually refers to the position of the extremities.

Answered Feb 9, 2015

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