Tremor and Movement Disorders

Tremor and Movement Disorders is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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Divided into akinetic rigid forms, with muscle rigidity and slowness of movement, and hyperkinetic forms, with involuntary movements. In both types, preservation of strength is the rule. Most movement disorders arise from disruption of basal ganglia circuits; common causes are degenerative diseases (hereditary and idiopathic), drug induced, organ system failure, CNS infection, and ischemia. Clinical features of the various movement disorders are summarized below.

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TY - ELEC T1 - Tremor and Movement Disorders ID - 623193 Y1 - 2017 PB - Harrison's Manual of Medicine UR - https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623193/all/Tremor_and_Movement_Disorders ER -