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Movement Disorders >> Tremor
Tremor is an involuntary, rhythmical alternating movement that may affect muscles of any part of the body. It is a common symptom of diseases of the nervous system. Essential tremor is one of the most common forms of tremor and appears to usually be a hereditary disorder.
General Study Procedures:
The research study listed below is currently open for enrollment for adult subjects. The main procedures are short-term drug trials to look at efficacy and safety of the new agents. Please see the links for the procedures and eligibility criteria for specific studies. There is no cost for participation or for any tests associated with the research.
Studies Actively Recruiting Patients:
Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Pilot-Study of Octanoic Acid in Essential Tremor
For more information about participating in these studies, please contact :
For protocol 09-N-0084
Elaine Considine, R.N.
DIR, MNB, NINDS
Bldg. 10, Room 7D36A
10 Center Drive, MSC 1428
Bethesda, MD 20892-1428
Tel: 301 435 8518
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office toll-free at:
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