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    Essential Tremor Directory

    Essential tremor is a disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking in different parts of the body such as the hands, head, tongue, and more. Causes are not known but may involve abnormal brain activity that passes through the thalamus as well as genetic factors. Treatments include medications or surgery, although there is no cure. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how essential tremor is caused, how to treat it, and much more.

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