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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Hallmarks of encephalitis, in which the infection involves brain tissue, are a change in mental status and a variety of movement disorders, including postural or kinetic tremor and parkinsonism.
The kinetic tremor is the tremor which occurs during movement.
They do so by specifying the number and types of activities during which kinetic tremor must be present in order to qualify for a diagnosis of ET.