familial tremor meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    A relatively common disorder characterized by a fairly specific pattern of tremors which are most prominent in the upper extremities and neck,inducing titubations of the head. The tremor is usually mild,but when severe may be disabling. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance may occur in some families (i.e.,familial tremor). (Mov Disord 1988;13(1):5-10)


  1. Hepburn's was referred to as familial tremor, the inherited form.
  2. Benign familial tremor ( BFT ) is responsive to peripheral � adrenergic blockers and � 2-stimulation is known to cause tremor.
  3. Essential tremor ( ET ), also known as " benign essential tremor ", or familial tremor, is the most common movement disorder.
  4. Dear L . M . : There are a number of physical and emotional conditions that could be causing this problem such as Parkinson's disease, MS, benign familial tremor, anxiety, and a host of other neurological conditions.

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