action tremor meaning

  "action tremor" in a sentence
  • [Medicine]
    Cyclical movement of a body part that can represent either a physiologic process or a manifestation of disease. Intention or action tremor,a common manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES,is aggravated by movement. In contrast,resting tremor is maximal when there is no attempt at voluntary movement,and occurs as a relatively frequent manifestation of PARKINSON DISEASE.
  • tremor:    Noun: tremor  ...
  • action:    Noun: action  ...
  • in action:    [American slang]mo ...


  1. The tremor is called an action tremor, becoming noticeable in the arms when they are being used.
  2. Essential tremor, one of the most common neurological diseases, is characterized by postural and action tremor.

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