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Postural Tremor

 
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Overview

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  • Tremor that increases with voluntary muscle contraction, but does not increase with target-directed movement.
  • Causes of Postural Tremor

  • Physiologic tremor
  • Essential tremor
  • Metabolic disturbances
  • Drug induced - alcohol, amphetamine, caffeine, beta agonists, lithium, steroids, thyroxine, TCAs, valproate
  • Withdrawal - alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids
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