goose bumps

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goose bumps

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goose pimples:

see goosefleshgooseflesh,
temporary rumpling of the skin into tiny bumps, also called goose bumps and goose pimples, and technically known as cutis ansirina. In response to cold or certain emotional states, such as fear or rage, the smooth muscles of the subsurface layer (dermis) of
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Overstimulation of nicotinic cholinergic receptors in sympathetic nervous system and somatic motor nerves leads to symptoms such as tachycardia, piloerection, sweating, twitching and muscle fasciculation.
The rats clinical evaluation of toxicity included daily weight observations and inspection for any occurrence of abortions, bleeding, weight-loss, diarrhea, piloerection, and ataxia during the gestational and post-partum period (MANSON; KANG, 1994).
In tassel-eared squirrels (Sciurus aberti), tail piloerection increases with agitation (Farentinos, 1974).
In the present study, the rats that underwent CLP exhibited signs such as piloerection, curling, fatigue, and hypokinesia, eating less, weight loss, shortness of breath, severe bleeding in snouts and inner canthi, and trembling.
Roughness of hair coat or piloerection related to the treatment of LTE was noted as physiological alteration.
Feinstein & Miskiewicz (2010) describe the necessary compensatory measures of piloerection, vasoconstriction and shivering that maintain adequate internal temperature for vital organ survival.
Piloerection ("goose bumps") causes one's body hair follicles to become erect and has been linked to adaptive thermoregulation.