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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Lignicolous substrates included materials such as weathered wood (11 species) and decorticate logs (10).
Retention of condition inhibition of the nictitating membrane response in decorticate rabbits.
In her 1984 book, Scarr contends "that a baby has no particular need for its biological mother" and that "mothers are simply culturally conditioned to believe that their nurturing is vital for their child." Scarr views the newborn infant as something less than human: "[T]heir brains are Jell-O and their memories akin to those of decorticate [skinless] rodents," she asserted in a 1987 interview with the New York Times.
In our training, we learned that cutting off the cerebral cortex from the rest of the body results in "decorticate posture." When it comes to patient care, that is precisely the posture much of the insurance industry has decided to assume.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded decorticate log of Populus deltoides, Ladd 16412B.
The wood substrate is invariably quite decorticate and loose, with copious mycelium and rhizomorphs.
Neurologic examination demonstrated decorticate posturing and mixed reflexes.
For example, cats rendered decorticate neonatally are capable of complex social behaviors and of learning stimulus discrimination coupled to an adaptive motor performance, in contrast to the more severe deficits of adult-lesioned animals.
Bassett, "Electrical activity of the thalamus and basal ganglia in decorticate cats," Journal of Neurophysiology, vol.
The main drawbacks of the left thoracotomy approach are limitations in visualiza-tion and safe performance of radical pericardiectomy at the right atrium and the vena cava and difficulty in controlling bleeding at these sites.5 However, fa-tal bleeding caused by a tear in the right atrium or the caval veins during operation performed by left anterolateral thoracotomy has been reported but is not encountered commonly.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.