DECEREBRATE RIGIDITY

A rigidity of the body that occurs when the brainstem is separated functionally from the cerebral cortex. Also called decerebrate posturing- extensor posturing.

DECEREBRATE RIGIDITY: "Decerebrate rigidity is shown by a bilateral rigid extension, adduction and hyperpronation of legs and arms."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DECEREBRATE RIGIDITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/decerebrate-rigidity/ (accessed August 3, 2020).
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