Determinants of tremor rate

  • H.-J. Freund
  • H. Hefter
  • V. Hömberg
  • K. Reiners


Tremor is an inevitable side-effect of any muscle activity. The physiological tremor accompanying any movement or isometric muscle contraction is not usually perceived. Only after augmentation by fatigue, emotion or shivering does it become apparent and it may even be present at rest. Strong tremors represent a typical feature of certain lesions of the extrapyramidal system.


Motor Unit Essential Tremor Muscle Spindle Motor Unit Firing Physiological Tremor 
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  • H.-J. Freund
  • H. Hefter
  • V. Hömberg
  • K. Reiners

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