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posturing

 [pos´chur-ing]
the assumption of abnormal patterns of flexion and extension in a patient with severe brain injury. See also decerebrate rigidity and decorticate rigidity.
decerebrate posturing see decerebrate rigidity.

pos·tur·ing

(pos-chūr'ing),
Placement of the body, head, and extremities that in some cases may be indicative of or diagnosis for a condition, disease, or disorder.

posturing

Neurology The positioning of the body and limbs. See Decerebrate posturing, Decorticate posturing, Postural fixation Psychology
1. The adoption of a rationalized mental stance.
2. The making of gestures.

pos·tur·ing

(poschŭr-ing)
Placement of body, head, and limbs such that in some cases may be indicative of or diagnostic for a condition, disease, or disorder.
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4% (n=51) developed pain in neck after flexion posturing for [greater than or equal to] 2 hours (table-1) and during study activities 92.
I have debated for several years whether I should put her on medication to limit the amount of posturing she does.