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Action tremor and weakness in Parkinson's disease: a study of the elbow extensors.

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We have previously shown that action tremor persists during maximal wrist extension in patients with Parkinson's disease, and that this contributes to weakness at this joint by preventing the fully fused contraction of the forearm extensor muscles. Antiparkinsonian medication reduces the action tremor in torque and electromyographic (EMG) records, thereby improving strength at the wrist. In the present experiments, peak torque and action tremor were recorded during maximal extension of the el...

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10.1002/mds.870130114

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Role:
Author
Journal:
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
56-60
Publication date:
1998-01-05
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EISSN:
1531-8257
ISSN:
0885-3185
URN:
uuid:43588de7-75b2-45da-aaf7-380b8a612774
Source identifiers:
368968
Local pid:
pubs:368968

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