MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
GET - On the App Store
Parkinson's Exam


On this page:Resting Tremor

Resting Tremor

    • Look For

    • Tremor while at rest, that decreases with target-directed movement.
  • The tremor of Parkinsonism is classically pill-rolling, meaning that the thumb and forefinger and rubbed together, at a rate of 3-6hz.
    • Significance

    • Associated with Parkinsonism, either in the setting of Parkinson’s disease or secondary causes.
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now