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Glossary for Apneustic respirations

  • Decerebrate posture: Patients with decorticate posturing present with the arms flexed, or bent inward on the chest, the hands are clenched into fists, and the legs extended and feet turned inward
  • Mydriasis: A condition characterized by the prolonged and abnormal dilation of the pupil
  • Respiratory system conditions: Conditions affecting the respiratory (breathing) systems, such as lungs and airways.
  • Stupor: Mental sub-responsiveness not as severe as coma


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