Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Action Tremor

  • Anna DePold HohlerEmail author
  • Marcus Ponce de Leon
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_437

Synonyms

Intention tremors

Definition

Action tremor is a rhythmic, oscillatory, and involuntary movement of the limb that is seen with movement of an extremity. It may be seen in isolation with a cerebellar lesion or associated with other tremor types such as the postural tremor of essential tremor or the rest tremor of Parkinson’s disease.

Cross-References

References and Readings

  1. Fahn, S., & Jankovic, J. (Eds.). (2007). Tremors: Diagnosis and treatment. In Movement disorders (pp. 451–479). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Boston University Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Madigan Army Medical CenterTacomaUSA