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what is the definition or description of: resting tremor?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Intermittant: A resting tremor usually disappears when you make a purposeful effort (reach) and returns when you sit and do nothing. It is an important feature of parkinson's disease. Please consider a neurologist to examine the tremor, as it can be an important symptom, and may benefit from medical care.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Characteristic of : Parkinson's disease where the hand shakes at rest, a "pill rolling" action, but fades when arm lifts or is used. Just one of the cardinal signs, but may be the earliest manifestation. Does respond fairly readily to medications.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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