Does parkinsonian action tremor contribute to muscle weakness in Parkinson's disease?
The aim of this study was to see whether action tremor contributes to the weakness which can be measured in some muscles in patients with Parkinson's disease, by preventing fully fused contraction of motor units. Strength and action tremor were recorded during maximal wrist extension in patients when they were on and off antiparkinsonian medication, and in age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. Peak torque and mean rectified EMG levels were reduced by 25% and 30% (n = 7), respectively, when p...Expand abstract
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