familial tremor


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her·e·do·fa·mil·i·al trem·or

[MIM*190300]
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.

familial tremor

familial tremor

Neurology 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.

familial 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
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