decerebration


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Related to decerebration: decortication, Decerebrate posturing

decerebration

 [de-ser″ĕ-bra´shun]
the act of decerebrating.

de·cer·e·bra·tion

(dē-ser'ĕ-brā'shŭn),
Removal of the brain above the lower border of the corpora quadrigemina, or a complete section of the brain at this level or somewhat below it.

decerebration

[-brā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, cerebrum
the process of removing the brain or of cutting the brainstem above the level of the red nucleus, thus eliminating cerebral function.

de·cer·e·bra·tion

(dē-ser'ĕ-brā'shŭn)
Removal of the brain above the lower border of the corpora quadrigemina, or a complete section of the brain at this level or somewhat below.

decerebration

an experimental cutting off of cerebral activity either by sectioning the brain stem or by interrupting the blood supply to the brain.

decerebration

the act of decerebrating.