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Classical essential tremor 

Classical essential tremor
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Classical essential tremor
Author(s):

Ivan Donaldson

, C. David Marsden

, Susanne A. Schneider

, and Kailash P. Bhatia

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192619112.003.0595
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date: 29 May 2020

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.

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