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resting tremor


Definition: a coarse, rhythmic tremor, 3–5 Hz frequency, usually confined to hands and forearms, which appears when the limbs are relaxed and disappears with active limb movements; characteristic of Parkinson disease.

Synonym(s): passive tremor

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