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Shakiness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shakiness n
  1. a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe" [syn: shaking, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation]
  2. the quality of being unstable and insecure; "the shakiness of the present regime" [syn: ricketiness]
Shakiness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shakiness \Shak"i*ness\, n. Quality of being shaky.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Shakiness'


A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving to-and-fro movements (oscillations or twitching) of one or more body parts. It is the most common of all involuntary movements and can affect the hands, arms, eyes, face, head, vocal cords, trunk, and legs. Most tremors occur in the hands. In some people, tremor is a symptom of another neurological disorder. A very common kind of tremor is the chattering of teeth, usually induced by cold temperatures or by fear.

Tremor can be a symptom associated with disorders in those parts of the brain that control muscles throughout the body or in particular areas, such as the hands. Neurological disorders or conditions that can produce tremor include multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, chronic kidney disease and a number of neurodegenerative diseases that damage or destroy parts of the brainstem or the cerebellum, Parkinson's disease being the one most often associated with tremor. Other causes include the use of drugs (such as amphetamines, caffeine, corticosteroids, SSRI), alcohol abuse or withdrawal, mercury poisoning; this is also in infants with phenylketonuria (PKU), overactive thyroid or liver failure. Tremors can be an indication of hypoglycemia, along with palpitations, sweating and anxiety. Tremor can also be caused from lack of sleep, lack of vitamins, or increased stress. Deficiencies of magnesium and thiamine have also been known to cause tremor or shaking, which resolves when the deficiency is corrected. See magnesium in biology. Some forms of tremor are inherited and run in families, while others have no known cause. Tremors can also be caused by some spider bites, e.g. the redback spider of Australia.

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  • Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act
    Inflation has fallen to an annual 0.3 percent in August for the 18 countries that use the euro, underlining the shakiness of the continent's economic recovery. Read more on this news related to 'Shakiness'
  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Inflation has fallen to an annual 0.3 percent in August for the 18 countries that use the euro, underlining the shakiness of the continent's economic recovery. Read more on this news related to 'Shakiness'
  • Microsoft tests new Hyperlapse video technology
    MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft researchers are teasing a new stabilization method for first-person cameras that allow timelapse videos –long videos sped up using editing tools – to have significantly reduced shakiness. Johannes Kopf, Michael Cohen and Richard Szeliski of Microsoft Research revealed their own version of Hyperlapse video technology– timelap Read more on this news related to 'Shakiness'

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