Definition of Decerebrate

1. Verb. Remove the cerebrum from (a human body).

Category relationships: Surgery
Generic synonyms: Get Rid Of, Remove



Definition of Decerebrate

1. Adjective. (biology) Having the cerebrum removed ¹

2. Verb. To remove the cerebrum in order to eliminate brain function ¹

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Definition of Decerebrate

1. [v -BRATED, -BRATING, -BRATES]

Medical Definition of Decerebrate

1. 1. To cause decerebration. 2. Denoting an animal so prepared, or a patient whose brain has suffered an injury which renders him in his neurologic behaviour comparable to a decerebrate animal. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decerebrate

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Literary usage of Decerebrate

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1. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1921)
"(3) Cases of tonic fits without persisting decerebrate attitude. ... (3) Cases of decerebrate attitude in the course of conscious involuntary movement, ..."

2. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"The " chloroform cry " in decerebrate animals. Mimesis of pleasure as compared with mimesis of pain. The bodily resonance of the emotions. ..."

3. A Manual of Physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1918)
"decerebrate Cat Preparation (Miller and Sherrington).—This preparation, which must be made by the demonstrator, differs from the spinal preparation ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"The reactions examined for the phenomenon with positive result include those initiated by excitation of (1) the skin and skin nerves (with " decerebrate ..."

5. The Unconscious: The Fundamentals of Human Personality, Normal and Abnormal by Morton Prince (1914)
"And yet in the decerebrate animal without consciousness, as we must believe ... These, however, are the simplest examples of decerebrate behavior. ..."

6. The Conduction of the Nervous Impulse by Keith Lucas (1917)
"... but the phenomena of decerebrate rigidity give some grounds for believing that an entirely different mechanism is at work.1 It is true that ..."

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