decerebration

noun

de·​cer·​e·​bra·​tion (ˌ)dē-ˌser-ə-ˈbrā-shən How to pronounce decerebration (audio)
: loss of cerebral function (as from disease, trauma, or surgical cutting of the brain stem)
also : removal of the cerebrum (as by surgery)
decerebrate transitive verb
decerebrated; decerebrating

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“Decerebration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/decerebration. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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