"Decerebrate State" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
- Decerebrate State
- Decerebrate States
- State, Decerebrate
- States, Decerebrate
- Rigidity, Decerebrate
- Decerebrate Rigidity
- Decorticate Rigidity
- Rigidity, Decorticate
- Decorticate Rigidities
- Rigidities, Decorticate
- Decerebrate Posturing
- Decerebrate Posturings
- Posturing, Decerebrate
- Posturings, Decerebrate
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Decerebrate State" by people in Profiles.
A potential role for hypothalamomedullary POMC projections in leptin-induced suppression of food intake. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Mar; 298(3):R720-8.
Chemical activation of C1-C2 spinal neurons modulates intercostal and phrenic nerve activity in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2004 Jun; 286(6):R1069-76.
Commentary on the definition of eupnea and gasping. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2003 Dec 16; 139(1):113-9.
Reflections of efferent activity in rotational responses of chinchilla vestibular afferents. J Neurophysiol. 2002 Sep; 88(3):1234-44.
Involvement of ventral medullary surface in respiratory responses induced by 2,4-dinitrophenol. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1989 Feb; 66(2):598-605.
Comparison of the effects of hypercapnia on phrenic and hypoglossal activity in anesthetized decerebrate and decorticate animals. Brain Res Bull. 1986 Aug; 17(2):181-7.