Definition : Graphical recorders designed to record involuntary trembling or quivering (i.e., tremors) of a body part in a resting position. Some recorders include a mechanism with a stylus that records the movements directly from a sensor (e.g., pneumatic bellows suspended from a bracket) located on a finger, hand, or arm; other recorders consist of an electronic unit that records the movements after a transducer converts the movements to electrical signals. Tremographs are used to facilitate the diagnosis and assess the progress of treatment in patients suffering from conditions (e.g., Parkinson's, alcoholism) that cause tremors.
Entry Terms : "Recorders, Graphic" , "Recorders, Paper Chart" , "Tremor Recorders" , "Recorders, Tremor" , "Recorders, Chart" , "Strip-Chart Recorders" , "Graphic Recorders" , "Chart Recorders" , "Recorders, Physiologic, Tremor"
UMDC code : 14144