One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A trembling of a part of the body when attempting a precise movement, associated especially with disease of the cerebellum.
- ‘She also was noted to have a mild intention tremor of the upper extremities.’
- ‘A computed tomographic scan or an MRI is more important in cases of intention tremor, when strokes, tumors, and multiple sclerosis are suspected.’
- ‘Kinetic tremor, which occurs with voluntary movement, is either simple kinetic tremor or intention tremor.’
- ‘FXTAS is a neurodegenerative disorder with progressive intention tremor and cerebellar ataxia.’
- ‘When seeking evidence of postural tremor, the physician asks the patient to extend the arms and perform the finger-to-nose or finger-to-finger movement to identify an intention tremor.’
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