The effect of alcohol on physiological tremor

M. Lakie, K. Frymann, F. Villagra, P. Jakeman

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Ethanol reduces the size of essential tremor. We here show that, contrary to a recent report, ethanol also causes a large decrease in the size of physiological tremor. As in the case of essential tremor, the frequency is not changed. The reduction in tremor probably explains the well-known link between certain types of skilled activity and alcohol consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Physiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 1994


  • Acceleration
  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Electrophysiology
  • Ethanol
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tremor
  • Wrist
  • Journal Article


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