intention tremor


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intention tremor

[in′ten·chən ‚trem·ər]
(medicine)
A clinical manifestation of certain diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary trembling of the limbs brought on by voluntary movements, and ceasing on rest.
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In lecture VII he described in a comprehensive manner the different symptoms which can be identified in these patients and outlined the symptom triad known as the Charcot triad: intention tremor, nystagmus and scanning speech
On physical examination, the patient exhibited poor eye tracking, shuffling gait, and truncal ataxia with intention tremor.
The most common features of the new syndrome are ataxia and intention tremor, but the presentation can be variable, and the investigators do not believe they know all the permutations, said Dr.