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1. A passive large-amplitude vibratory movement used in massage.
2. A vibratory technique used in chest physical therapy to facilitate pulmonary drainage.


n massage technique of holding and loosely, rhythmically moving a muscle mass or area of the body. Also called
rhythmic mobilization.

Patient discussion about shaking

Q. how do you know if you have early onset of alzheimers? i'm 47. i do have extreme tremors at times and memory l i was told this could be what i have by a psychiatrist. What else can cause me to have these symptoms at my age and how do i know?

A. any time ;)

Q. Should I go for the knife? I have essential tremor for many years, and in the last few years it seems nothing helps it, and although I tried all the drugs my doctor could offer me, nothing helps. It really ruins my life, and recently I read about a surgery that suppose to treat it, called thalamotomy- does anyone know anything about it?

A. It's a possibility, and considered effective (reducing tremor in most of the patients). However, it has quite serious side effects, that can result even in weakness of some parts of your body. You should think really good before you opt for this treatment. Good luck!

Q. How do you tell between temporal shaky hands and parkinson disease? My dear granpa's hands are being a bit shaky lately. I was wondering if I should worry about Parkinson's disease or is it most likely to be something else? How to tell? are there other symptoms for Parkinson's?? Any help...

A. The tremor (shaking body parts) of Parkinson disease appears during rest of the limb and disappears or weakens during active movement. Additionally, Parkinson's disease cause walking problems and slow movements.

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At a given site, the important question is: What intensity and duration of shaking will cause liquefaction, or, conversely, can the soil survive the anticipated earthquake shaking without liquefying?
The California map was drawn to show areas capable of shaking at least 70 percent the force of gravity.
But the most severe ground shaking happened as you went up past Sylmar to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Another, less obvious cause of head shaking - and the likely cause in Blitz's case - is a lack of household humidity.
The scientists, led by Dr Christian Schloegl, from the University of Vienna, wrote in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences: "We found compelling evidence for the ability of African grey parrots to use noise created during the shaking of containers to detect hidden food.
Some Muslims perceive hand shaking between opposite sexes as forbidden by the religion while others don't see handshaking as linked to religion.
Shaking just ice and alcohol had cut the spirit's potency nearly in half, diluting the drink 1.
According to SBP co-ordinator and nurse Kati Knuuttila, the main goats are to change the knowledge and attitudes of family caregivers about infant crying; to change the behaviour of family caregivers in response to crying; to provide information on the dangers of shaking a baby; and to incorporate the programme into the standard practice of health professionals.
The columnist said that Faysal should not feel bad about shaking the hands of Israeli leaders at such occasions as international conferences, as such a refusal would give the international community a positive image of Israel at the expense of Saudi Arabia.
My whole house was shaking and alarms were going off around my estate, obviously not believing we'd had an earthquake.
Despite the intense shaking during the test, the model house didn't collapse.
Strong shaking for that surprisingly long interval would threaten many of the city's aging landmarks.