physiological tremor


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physiological tremor

Etymology: Gk, physis + logos; L, tremor, shaking
any shaking or trembling caused by physiological factors, such as fatigue, fear, or cold.

physiological tremor

A tremor occurring in normal individuals. It may be transient and occur in association with excessive physical exertion, excitement, hunger, fatigue, or other causes.
See: enhanced physiological tremor
See also: tremor
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Most of them had enhanced physiological tremors while few were of essential type with strong family history.
6 When found in the elderly, it needs to be distinguished from the specific disorders which can cause tremors viz Parkinsonism, chorea, athetosis, myoclonus, akathesia, tardive dyskinesias, enhanced physiological tremors e.
8 Most of the clinicians satisfied with "age of retirement in public service" as 60 years in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia and 65 years in north and south America for the definition of "senile age groups", while WHO has agreed with 60 years as "old age" As principal investigator, has been working on different aspects of tremors for the last ten years, I noticed that the senile tremors can be classified in to 1, enhanced physiological tremors which are usually mild in intensity and called as physiological senile tremors, 2, a variant of essential tremors where no specific pathology can be detected on investigations are almost moderate to severe in intensiy and labelled as pathological senile tremors, 3, tremors in old age which are related with definite pathology, i.

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