A Parkinson’s disease resting tremor

by / Friday, 04 June 2010 / Published in Internal Medicine, Videos

It’s important as medical students to see as much as possible. This not only makes you a better physician, but it helps you remember come exam time.

The resting tremor is caused by a loss of dopaminergic neurons.  Treatment options are below

This video demonstrates a Parkinson’s patient with a resting tremor.


Treatment of Symptoms

  • If patient is under 60yr of age:  Anticholinergic agent such as benztropine or hydroxyzine
  • If patient is over 60yr of age: Amantadine (because older pts develop more adverse effects from anticholinergics)

Treatment of Severe Symptoms

  •  Levedopa/Carbidopa – has the greatest efficacy but has uneven long-term effects/more adverse effects
  • Dopamine Agonists – have fewer adverse effects but less efficacy than levedopa/carbidopa


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