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arrector

 [ah-rek´tor] (pl. arrecto´res) (L.)
raising, or that which raises; an erector muscle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·rec·tor

(ē-rek'tŏr),
1. One who or that which raises or makes erect.
2. Denoting specifically certain muscles having such action.
Synonym(s): arrector
[Mod. L.]
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e·rec·tor

(ĕ-rek'tŏr)
1. One who or that which raises or makes erect.
2. Denoting specifically certain muscles having such action.
Synonym(s): arrector.
[Mod. L.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Tumors that originate from the arrectores pilorum muscles are called pilar LMA and usually occur in the skin, whereas those that derive from the muscular coats of blood vessels are called ALMAs and usually occur in smooth muscles of the lower extremities [5].
Vimentin-immunoreactivity was very dense in the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels, it was positively stained in the arrectores pilorum muscles (Fig.
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Smooth muscle of skin area is present only in the walls of blood vessels, along hair follicles (arrectores pilorium), and the dartos muscle in the scrotum (1,3,6).
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Arrectores pilorum muscle (Figure 5 & 6) was prominent.
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