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a benign tremor inherited as a dominant character; it may be a rapid oscillation resembling that seen in thyrotoxicosis, a coarse tremor during rest and inhibited by a voluntary effort, or one which appears only on movement; of autosomal dominant inheritance.
See essential tremor.
familial tremorNeurology A benign possibly AD disorder with a familial tendency characterized by tremors that worsen with activity and purposeful movement, especially in older persons, affecting 1:15,000. Cf Essential tremor.
A tremor indistinguishable from essential tremor in its clinical manifestation. Unlike essential tremor, it is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
See also: tremor