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Descriptor English: Decerebrate State
Descriptor Spanish: Estado de Descerebración
Descriptor Portuguese: Estado de Descerebração
Descriptor French: Décérébration
Entry term(s): Decerebrate Posturing
Decerebrate Posturings
Decerebrate Rigidity
Decerebrate States
Decorticate Rigidities
Decorticate Rigidity
Decorticate State
Decorticate States
Posturing, Decerebrate
Posturings, Decerebrate
Rigidities, Decorticate
Rigidity, Decerebrate
Rigidity, Decorticate
State, Decerebrate
States, Decerebrate
Tree number(s): C10.597.305
C23.888.592.298
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003655
Scope note: A condition characterized by abnormal posturing of the limbs that is associated with injury to the brainstem. This may occur as a clinical manifestation or induced experimentally in animals. The extensor reflexes are exaggerated leading to rigid extension of the limbs accompanied by hyperreflexia and opisthotonus. This condition is usually caused by lesions which occur in the region of the brainstem that lies between the red nuclei and the vestibular nuclei. In contrast, decorticate rigidity is characterized by flexion of the elbows and wrists with extension of the legs and feet. The causative lesion for this condition is located above the red nuclei and usually consists of diffuse cerebral damage. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p358)
Annotation: "brain-isolated", "encéphale isolé", "pithed", "spinal" as in "spinal cat", "cerveau isolé" go here
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 3673
Unique ID: D003655
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/01/12
Decerebrate State - Preferred
Concept UI M0005718
Scope note A condition characterized by abnormal posturing of the limbs that is associated with injury to the brainstem. This may occur as a clinical manifestation or induced experimentally in animals. The extensor reflexes are exaggerated leading to rigid extension of the limbs accompanied by hyperreflexia and opisthotonus. This condition is usually caused by lesions which occur in the region of the brainstem that lies between the red nuclei and the vestibular nuclei. In contrast, decorticate rigidity is characterized by flexion of the elbows and wrists with extension of the legs and feet. The causative lesion for this condition is located above the red nuclei and usually consists of diffuse cerebral damage. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p358)
Preferred term Decerebrate State
Entry term(s) Decerebrate Rigidity
Decerebrate States
Rigidity, Decerebrate
State, Decerebrate
States, Decerebrate
Decorticate Rigidity - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0337608
Preferred term Decorticate Rigidity
Entry term(s) Decorticate Rigidities
Rigidities, Decorticate
Rigidity, Decorticate
Decorticate State - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0337607
Preferred term Decorticate State
Entry term(s) Decorticate States
Decerebrate Posturing - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0337609
Preferred term Decerebrate Posturing
Entry term(s) Decerebrate Posturings
Posturing, Decerebrate
Posturings, Decerebrate



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