muscular tremor


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muscular tremor

Etymology: L, musculus + tremor, shaking
minute regular involuntary contraction of individual muscle fasciculi. If the tremors are mild and occasional, the cause may be physiological. Profuse, persistent, or recurrent widespread muscular twitching often indicates a motor neuron disorder.

muscular tremor

Slight oscillating muscular contractions in rhythmical order.
See also: tremor
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