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- noun pathology An abnormal
muscular tremorcharacterized by involuntary jerkingof the hands
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Alcoholism, excessive alcohol consumption, or alcohol withdrawal can kill certain nerve cells, resulting a tremor known as asterixis.
Clinical features include lethargy and confusion (frequently progressing to coma); asterixis; nystagmus, pathologic; brisk oculovestibular reflexes;
"Hip flexion-abduction to elicit asterixis in unresponsive patients".
* Encephalopathy grade 0 1 or 2 3 or 4 Ascites None Slight Moderate Serum bilirubin (mg dlÀ1) < 4 4-6 > 6 * 0 ¼ normal; 1 ¼ restlessness 5 Hz waves on EEG; 2 ¼ lethargic, disoriented, asterixis; 3 ¼ somnolent/stuperous rigidity; 4 ¼ unrousable coma (each grade >