decorticate posturing


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decorticate posturing

posturing manifested by the obtunded patient pulling arms and hands medially toward the center (core) of the body in response to noxious stimuli.
See also: coma scale.
Synonym(s): flexor response
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She had evidence of decorticate posturing then, constantly shrugging her shoulders inwards.
Decorticate posturing is a clinical sign that the cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher brain functions such as consciousness and speech, is not working.
The patient's condition continued to deteriorate, with decorticate posturing to painful stimuli.