essential tremor

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Noun1.essential tremor - tremor of unknown cause (usually of the hands and head) that develops in older people; often mistaken for Parkinsonism but is not life-threatening and can usually be kept under control
tremor - shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
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Benign Essential Tremor is a neurologic movement disorder with involuntary, fine, rhythmic tremor of the hands and arms.
He suffers from a condition known as Benign Essential Tremor which means he is unable to stop shaking.
A A COMMON cause of shaky hands is benign essential tremor.

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