Decerebrate Posturing?

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Decerebrate posturing is an abnormal body position that can result from a severe brain injury. The event can occur on one side of the body or throughout the entire body. The posture is characterized by bent arms and legs that stick straight out. Swelling, bleeding, or severe bruising of the brain, a brain tumor, or drug overdose can cause decerebrate posturing. If you or someone you know exhibits this behavior, it is vital that the person receives immediate medical attention.
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