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decerebrate (not comparable)
- (biology) Having the cerebrum removed.
1908, C. S. Sherrington, “On plastic tonus and proprioceptive reflexes”, in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Physiology, page 117:
- In this respect the decerebrate condition offers some resemblance to the cataleptic state.
1937, Christian A. Ruckmick, “Psychology tomorrow”, in Psychological Review, volume 44, page 148:
- Take for instance the startling example of the experiments of Wever and Bray, when tones were led into the external meatus of the ear of a decerebrate cat and then greatly amplified electrical currents were tapped from the eighth cranial or auditory nerve.
1997 November 7, Gonzalo Viana Di Prisco et al., “Role of Sensory-Evoked NMDA Plateau Potentials in the Initiation of Locomotion”, in Science, volume 278, number 5340, DOI:10.1126/science.278.5340.1122, pages 1122-1125:
- All brain tissue rostral to the diencephalon was removed, making the preparation a decerebrate one.
- To remove the cerebrum in order to eliminate brain function.
1876, “Is craniotomy, cephalotripsy, or cranioclasm, preferable to the Cæsarean section in pelves ranging from one and a half to two and a half inches?”, in Transactions of the New York Academy of Medicine, page 206:
- […] and the correct principles of delivering it through the different straits of the pelvis after the head has been decerebrated and crushed.
1891 October 1, “The New Hypnotics”, in The Dental & Surgical Microcosm, volume 1, number 2:
- The method employed was to decerebrate a frog, to wait till the shock of this operation had so far passed off, to ligate the iliac artery and vein of one limb […]
2014, Shih-Chii Liu, Event-Based Neuromorphic Systems, page 94:
- This conceptual experiment can be physically demonstrated by decerebrating or spinalizing an animal and using a neuromuscular blockade or deafferentiation to remove rhythmic sensory feedback.
to remove the cerebrum