Terri Schiavo Question

Kalman Rubinson kr4 at nyu.edu
Sat Apr 2 14:19:12 EST 2005


On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 23:23:24 GMT, "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000 at hotmail.com>
wrote:

>The way her  muscles were contracted, I would not be surprised that, if she 
>could feel pain, she was in pain from the contractures. If she was leading 
>any type of life, it must have been a miserable life.

FWIW, her muscles were contracted in a pattern consistent with
decerebrate rigity associated with a disconnection (or removal) of the
forebrain from the spinal cord.  There's no indication that any pain
is associated with that condition.

Kal




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