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Essential tremor


Other Names for this Disease

  • Benign essential tremor
  • Familial essential tremor
  • Hereditary essential tremor
  • Presenile tremor syndrome
  • Tremor, hereditary essential, 1
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign essential tremor
  • Familial essential tremor
  • Hereditary essential tremor
  • Presenile tremor syndrome
  • Tremor, hereditary essential, 1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.