Posted by ESC on May 22, 2003
In Reply to: "Intention Tremors" posted by James Briggs on May 22, 2003
: : : Hello! To all my fellow "C.S.I: Crime Scene Investigators"-watchers,
a question......Recently Grissom (or Caine?) asked a suspect with
trembling hands if the reason was an "intention tremor". Could someone
explain this condition? I have been unable to find any explanation
on my own. Is it just another name for "the shakes", from being
hauled in for questioning?
: : : Thanks in advance,
: : : Bella.
: : I googled it. Looks to be a medical term:
: : intention tremor - General Practice Notebook
: : intention tremor. Intention tremor describes a tremor which is worse
: : during voluntary movement.
: : www.gpnotebook.co.uk/cache/1536819209.htm
: It's a term used in neurological medicine. It describes a tremor
which takes place when someone tries to make a deliberate, precise,
movement, such as touching the nose. This nose touching is often
used to detect such tremors. The tremors themselves are common in
Parkinson's disease but not exclusive to it.
: Just so that you know that I know what I'm talking about, I'll sign off formally!!
: James Briggs, MBBS, DPath, FRCPath
You da man.