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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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.
18] Even decerebrate posture (that is, an unusual extension and rotation of limbs) has appeared in brain dead patients, which implies the existence of some living neurons in the brainstem.
AA THREE-LEGGED coffee table of my acquaintance insists that if you find a cluster of decerebrate social workers and lawyers - not difficult - you may be able to arrange to have yourself looked after by a senile old judge and some sort of institutional parental substitute.
Such a difference may be related to the method by which EODs were elicited in this study (electrical stimulation of the EOCN in a decerebrate animal), although EODs evoked by tactile stimulation were invariably very close to those elicited by EOCN stimulation.
Alpha, beta-Methylene ATP elicits a reflex pressor response arising from muscle in decerebrate cats.
Motor-unit activation patterns in lengthening and isometric contractions of hindlimb extensor muscles in the decerebrate cat.
John had the symptoms of a person who was about to die: his pupils would not constrict to light and his posture on the stretcher was decerebrate.
During the course of treatment she developed high grade fever, myoclonic jerks, irregularity of respiration, decerebrate posturing, fluctuation of BP, and died after 64 h of admission.
Glasgow Coma Scale Eye-opening Opens eves spontaneously 4 points response Opens eyes in response to voice 3 points Opens eyes in response 2 points to painful stimuli Does not open eyes 1 point Verbal orientated, converses normally 5 points response Confused, disorientated 4 points conversation, but able to answer basic questions Inappropriate responses, 3 points words discernible Incomprehensible speech 2 points Makes no sounds I point Motor Obeys commands for movement 6 points response Purposeful movement 5 points to painful stimulus Withdraws from pain 4 points Abnormal (spastic) flexor 3 points response to painful stimuli, decorticate posture Extensor response to painful 2 points stimuli, decerebrate posture Makes no movements 1 point Table III.