cerveau isole

(redirected from cerveau isolé)

cer·veau i·so·lé

(ser-vō' ē-sō-lā'),
An animal with its mesencephalon transected; it breathes spontaneously but is unresponsive, with abnormal pupils (usually dilated) and a continuous sleep pattern in the electroencephalogram. Compare: encéphale isolé.
[Fr. detached brain]

cerveau isolé

An obsolete term for a decerebrate animal with the brain transected at the mesencephalon. The animal breathes spontaneously but is unresponsive to external stimuli and has dilated pupils; the EEG displays a continuous sleep pattern.
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