decerebrate


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decerebrate

[dē′ser·ə‚brət]
(medicine)
Lacking the cerebrum either by experimental removal or by disconnection.
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Unfavorable clinical signs are small liver, ascites, prolonged prothrombin time, elevated creatinine, sepsis, hypoglycemia and decerebrate rigidity28,29.
The child had nonreactive pupils and exhibited decerebrate posturing.
Serotonergic excitatory drive to hypoglossal motoneuron in the decerebrate cat.
On day 7, full neurological examination disclosed no spontaneous respiration, no response to painful stimuli, no decerebrate nor decorticate posturing; fixed, dilated pupils unresponsive to light, no response to ice water irrigation, no corneal or gag reflexes and no deep tendon reflexes.
Glasgow Coma Scale Eyes Open 4 Spontaneous 3 To verbal command 2 To pain 1 No response Motor Response 6 Obeys command 5 Localizes pain 4 Withdraws from pain 3 Decorticate posturing 2 Decerebrate posturing 1 No response Verbal Response 5 Oriented 4 Disoriented 3 Inappropriate words 2 Incomprehensible sounds 1 No response * Total score = Eye response + motor response + verbal response.
Clinical findings include stupor progressing to coma, and respiratory distress progressing to apnea, seizures, decerebrate posturing, fixation of pupils, and flaccid quadriparesis.
Twenty-two hours after the first dose of metronidazole, the boy became unresponsive, with respiratory distress and decerebrate posturing.
Alternative medicine works, to the extent that it does work, by inducing a state of anodyne, complacent, and almost decerebrate contentment in its clientele: a state of mind, or of no mind, much less threatening, and more lucrative, to doctors than that of critical intelligence.
Classical eyeblink conditioning in decerebrate guinea pigs.
Less than 24 hours after admission, the patient lapsed into a coma with opisthotonus and decerebrate posturing; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed abnormalities in the deep white matter of both cerebellar hemispheres.
The routine ordering of many laboratory tests was labeled "excessive diagnostic inquisitiveness" and "nondiscriminating use of...laboratory tests" in the 1930s (63); "professionally unwise and economically unsound" in the 1940s (64); "shot-gun testing" in the 1950s (65); "wasteful, unproductive and conducive to 'decerebrate medical practice' " in the 1960s (66); and in the 1970s, an "unchecked drift into the technologically thorough, sometimes obsessively complete workup of our patients in our teaching hospitals", directed to all diagnostic possibilities.