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Descriptor English:   Decerebrate State 
Descriptor Spanish:   Estado de Descerebración 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Estado de Descerebração 
Synonyms English:   Decerebrate Posturings
Decerebrate Rigidity
Decerebrate States
Decorticate Rigidities
Decorticate States
Posturing, Decerebrate
Posturings, Decerebrate
Rigidities, Decorticate
State, Decerebrate
States, Decerebrate
Rigidity, Decerebrate
Decerebrate Posturing
Decorticate Rigidity
Decorticate State
Rigidity, Decorticate  
Tree Number:   C10.597.305
C23.888.592.298
Definition English:   A condition characterized by abnormal posturing of the limbs that is associated with injury to the brainstem. This may occur as a clinical manifestation or induced experimentally in animals. The extensor reflexes are exaggerated leading to rigid extension of the limbs accompanied by hyperreflexia and opisthotonus. This condition is usually caused by lesions which occur in the region of the brainstem that lies between the red nuclei and the vestibular nuclei. In contrast, decorticate rigidity is characterized by flexion of the elbows and wrists with extension of the legs and feet. The causative lesion for this condition is located above the red nuclei and usually consists of diffuse cerebral damage. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p358) 
Indexing Annotation English:   "brain-isolated", "encéphale isolé", "pithed", "spinal" as in "spinal cat", "cerveau isolé" go here
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   3673 
Unique Identifier:   D003655 

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