decorticate posturing

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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The patient was immediately started on an esmolol drip and required intubation due to the development of a decreased level of conciousness and decorticate posturing.
The patient's condition continued to deteriorate, with decorticate posturing to painful stimuli.
Neurologic examination demonstrated decorticate posturing and mixed reflexes.