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Asterixis

Asterixis

Asterixis is an abnormal flapping tremor consisting of involuntary jerking movements, especially in the hands; commonly called a "liver flap" because of its frequent occurrence in patients with impending hepatic coma but observed also in numerous other conditions.


References
Ingelfinger, F.J. 1980. Dorlands Medical Dictionary. Saunders Press Pub., Philadelphia. 740.