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Re: "Intention Tremors"

Posted by ESC on May 22, 2003

In Reply to: Re: "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.
: :

: 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.