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Related to cutis anserina: rigor mortis, piloerection
cutis anseri´na goose flesh.
cutis hyperelas´tica Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
cutis lax´a a group of connective tissue disorders in which the skin hangs in loose pendulous folds, believed to be associated with decreased elastic tissue formation as well as an abnormality in elastin formation, and usually occurring as a hereditary disorder and occasionally in an acquired form.
contraction of the arrectores pilorum produced by cold, fear, or other stimulus, causing the follicular orifices to become prominent.
Forensics An early postmortem finding caused by rigor mortis of erector pili, commonly seen in drowning victims
Infectious disease Diffuse, finely papular rash of scarlet fever overlying an erythematous base
Substance abuse Horripilation, an early symptom of heroin withdrawal or ‘cold turkey’, which reflects marked sympathetic discharge, seen ± 8 hours after the last dose, and accompanied by yawning, lacrimation, mydriasis, insomnia, hyperactivity of the GI tract, diarrhoea, tachycardia, and hypertension
cu·tis an·se·ri·na(kyū'tis an-sĕ-rī'nă)
Contraction of the arrectores pilorum produced by cold, fear, or other stimulus, causing the follicular orifices to become prominent.
pilomotor effect; cutis anserina a small depression at point of insertion of arrectores pilorum muscle into the dermoepidermal junction, forms as the muscle contracts; shows as 'goosepimples' and hair 'standing on end'; absent in sympathetic (autonomic) neuropathy
the outer protective covering of the body; the skin.
transitory erection of the hair follicles due to contraction of the arrectores muscles, a reflection of sympathetic nerve discharge; goose flesh.
see cutaneous asthenia.