decerebration

noun
de·​cer·​e·​bra·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌser-ə-ˈbrā-shən How to pronounce decerebration (audio) \

Medical Definition of decerebration

: loss of cerebral function (as from disease, trauma, or surgical cutting of the brain stem) also : removal of the cerebrum (as by surgery)

Other Words from decerebration

decerebrate \ (ˈ)dē-​ˈser-​ə-​ˌbrāt How to pronounce decerebrate (audio) \ transitive verb decerebrated; decerebrating

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“Decerebration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/decerebration. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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