Abnormal posturing is different from what is commonly called "bad posture" or "slouching." Instead, it is a tendency to hold a particular body position, or to move one or more parts of the body in a particular way.
This phenomenon is an important part of evaluating a person in a coma.
Certain abnormal posturing behaviors may be a sign of specific injuries to the central nervous system.
Pathologic posturing; Evaluating a person in a coma
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