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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Patient's deep tendon reflexes were absent in the upper and lower limbs and had plantar flexor response. Gait was not tested because of lower back pain.
Deep tendon reflexes were normal with bilateral plantar flexor response. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the patient showed T1 hyperintense signal and mild T2 and gradient recalled hypointense echo signal in the left basal ganglia region (Figure 1, 2).
A full examination revealed hyper-reflexia and accessory flexor responses. He subsequently developed a significant tachyarrhythmia.