essential tremor

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tremor of unknown cause (usually of the hands and head) that develops in older people

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Association between essential tremor and blood lead concentration.
The Foundation's partnership with Liftware is synergistic as we actively work together to generate greater awareness of essential tremor and offer support to those affected by this life-altering condition by subsidizing the cost of Liftware for people in financial need.
Essential tremor is different from physiological tremors.
Interaction between blood lead concentration and 8-amino-levulinic acid dehydratase gene polymorphisms increases the odds of essential tremor.
Jill Ostrem, who specializes in movement disorders like Parkinson's disease and essential tremors.
Essential tremor is a common, progressive neurological disease, formerly called "benign essential tremor," that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs, or trunk, and is sometimes mistaken for Parkinson's disease.
Essential tremor is a common movement disorder that is characterized by involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, head, voice and upper body.
Essential tremor most often involves hands that tremble while performing a task such as lifting a utensil or cup.
It is also typical for the etiology of tremor disorders to be confused between Parkinson's, essential tremor, dystonic tremor or chorea.
Neurostimulators are already approved to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder.
She details what led up to the FDA's approval of the procedure for use with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, including Irving Cooper's pioneering efforts.
One of the biggest problems is that we don't have any gold standards in establishing the diagnosis of a psychogenic movement disorder, and the converse is that many organic movement disorders lack similar defining laboratory abnormalities, such as Tourette syndrome or essential tremor.
Regularly downing as little as three units of alcohol is enough to trigger the condition - known as essential tremor - that affects up to three people in every 100.
Essential tremor is a common neurological disorder, affecting an estimated 650,000 people in the UK.
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