decorticate


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decorticate

[dē′kȯrd·ə‚kāt]
(biology)
Lacking a cortical layer.
(textiles)
To remove woody residual matter, such as flax from bast fibers after retting.
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Surface of podetia areolate corticate, with cortex smooth, thin, scaling off to form podetial squamules, often finally becoming largely decorticate, usually moderately to richly squamulose (squamules to 2 x 2-3 mm); distal parts incompletely corticate, scabrose, micro-squamulose to granulose.
Lignicolous substrates included materials such as weathered wood (11 species) and decorticate logs (10).
BROWN County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, 10 miles S of Norden, on bark, Morgan and Egan 282; on Quercus macrocarpa, Ladd 16371, on decorticate log, Ladd 16499;
Bruno, "Sensory Reinforcement of Eyeblink Rate in a Decorticate Human," American Journal of Mental Deficiency 80:6 (May 1976), 665-67; Berntson et al.
2 Also, avoiding exces-sive surgical efforts to decorticate them may prevent excessive bleeding14 Furthermore, these inadvertent tears could be repaired, if occurred.
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.
The growth form of each lichen was determined: foliose (leaf-like), crustose (crust-like) or fruticose (shrub-like) as well as the substrate: saxicolous (growing on concrete, dolomite or granite), corticolous (growing on the bark of trees or shrubs), lignicolous (growing on wood or decorticate logs) or other (growing on steel, paint, fiberglass, fungi, etc.
The patient's condition continued to deteriorate, with decorticate posturing to painful stimuli.
During the 2 weeks following hospitalization, he was mute with decorticate posture and myocionic movements of all four limbs.
Older studies have reported occasional hemiplegia, choreoathetosis, and decorticate rigidity, but these sequelae are very rare.