Pill-rolling | definition of pill-rolling by Medical dictionary
A circular movement of the opposed tips of the thumb and the index finger appearing as a form of tremor in paralysis agitans.
pill-rolling Neurology adjective Referring to a tremor characterized by a circular movements of the tips of the index finger and thumb, typical of Parkinson's disease
Circular movement of opposed tips of thumb and index finger appearing as a form of tremor in paralysis agitans.
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Tremor in PD is rhythmic with the frequency of 3-5 HZ known as pill-rolling
A 78-year-old woman with idiopathic Parkinson disease diagnosed one year before had mild cogwheel rigidity worse on the left side and intermittent pill-rolling
tremors mainly in the left hand.
4] The classic pill-rolling rest tremor associated with IPD is noted when the hand is motionless.
Further, the classic pill-rolling rest tremor is rarely present in MSA.