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encéphale isolé

Pronunciation: ahn-sa-fal' e-so-la'

Definition: An animal with its caudal medulla transected and its respiration maintained artificially; it remains alert, has sleep-wake cycles, normal pupillary reactions, and a normal electroencephalogram.

[Fr. isolated brain]

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