Asterixis



asterixis

asterixis as·ter·ix·is (ās’tə-rĭk’sĭs)
n.
An abnormal tremor consisting of involuntary jerking movements, especially in the hands, frequently occurring with impending hepatic coma and other forms of metabolic encephalopathy. Also called flapping tremor.

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