Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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

Physiologic Tremor

  • Anna DePold HohlerEmail author
  • Marcus Ponce de Leon
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_474

Synonyms

Shaking

Definition

Physiologic tremor occurs in every normal individual and has no clinical significance. It is rarely visible to the eye and may be heightened by strong emotion, physical exhaustion, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, heavy metal poisoning, stimulants, alcohol withdrawal, or fever.

Cross-References

References and Readings

  1. Anna DePold, H., & Marcus P. L. (2007). Tremors: Diagnosis and treatment. In S. Fahn, & J. Jankovic (Eds.), 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