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decorticate rigidity

 

Definition: a unilateral or bilateral postural change, consisting of the upper extremities flexed and adducted and the lower extremities in rigid extension; due to structural lesions of the thalamus, internal capsule, or cerebral white matter.

Synonym(s): decorticate state

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