goose flesh


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flesh

 [flesh]
the soft muscular tissue of the body.
goose flesh transitory erection of the hair follicles due to contraction of the arrectores muscles, a reflection of sympathetic nerve discharge such as occurs with cold or shock; called also cutis anserina.
proud flesh exuberant amounts of soft, edematous, unhealthy-looking granulation tissue developing during healing of large surface wounds.

cu·tis an·se·ri·'na

contraction of the arrectores pilorum produced by cold, fear, or other stimulus, causing the follicular orifices to become prominent.
Synonym(s): goose flesh, gooseflesh

goose flesh

Diffuse 1-3 mm bosselations or papules, fancifully likened to a goose’s skin after the feathers have been plucked
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.
Synonym(s): gooseflesh.

goose flesh

Skin in which the tiny erector pili muscles have contracted, causing the hairs to stand upright and the skin around each hair to form a small papilla. These muscles contract in response to cold or fear.
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