Classical essential tremor

Ivan Donaldson, C. David Marsden, Susanne A. Schneider and Kailash P. Bhatia

in Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192619112
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199698103 | DOI:
Classical essential tremor

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Classical essential tremor is an illness characterized by a postural tremor particularly affecting the arms, less frequently the head, voice, and legs, without evidence of parkinsonism, cerebellar deficit, or other neurological signs. It can occur at any age, although its incidence increases with age. It progresses usually only slowly with time. It is often inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, and many patients remark that alcohol gives temporary relief.

Chapter.  23901 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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