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crem·as·ter·ic fas·ci·a

intermediate coverings of the spermatic cord, formed of delicate connective tissue and of muscular fibers derived from the internal oblique muscle (cremaster muscle).
See also: aponeurosis of internal oblique muscle.
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cre·mas·ter mus·cle

(krē-mas'tĕr mŭs'ĕl) [TA]
Origin, from internal oblique muscle and inguinal ligament; insertion, cremasteric fascia (spermatic cord); action, raises testicle; nerve supply, genital branch of genitofemoral; in the male the muscle envelops the spermatic cord and testis; in the female, the round ligament of the uterus.
Synonym(s): musculus cremaster [TA] .
[G. kremastēr, a suspender, in pl. the muscles by which the testicles are retracted, fr. kremannymi, to hang]
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A thin layer of muscle looping over the SPERMATIC CORD and continuous with the internal oblique muscle of the abdominal wall. Its action is to draw up the testicle.
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In contrast, ICAM-1 is no longer a keymolecule for leukocyte recruitment during TNF[alpha]-induced inflammation of cremaster muscles, which is consistent with previous studies [5, 6, 23].
Therefore, we studied the effect of PC on leukocyte recruitment in [RAGE.sup.-/-] and [Icam-1.sub.-/-] mice using intravital microscopy of cremaster muscle venules in short-term (trauma, fMLP, and CXCL-1) and long-term (TNF-[alpha]) inflammation models.
As recently reported, we used the cremaster muscle models of trauma- and TNF[alpha]-induced inflammation [6].
First, local superfusion with fMLP (N-formyl-L-methionyl-L-leucyl-L-phenylalanine, 1 [micro]M), a potent chemoattractant and integrin activator [5, 22], induced additional leukocyte adhesion in cremaster muscle venules of WT and [RAGE.sup.-/-] mice, but not of [Icam-1.sup.-/-] mice.
Second, mice were injected with the CXC chemokine CXCL1, also known as keratinocyte-derived chemokine (KC), for triggering additional leukocyte adhesion in exteriorized cremaster muscle venules [5,22].
Clearly, the percentage of crawling neutrophils that proceeded to transendothelial migration was significantly lower in SB203580-superfused than in only saline superfused control cremaster muscle (Figure 4(a)).
To have some chemotaxing neutrophils in the tissue, SB203580 was, therefore, superfused on the cremaster muscle after their transmigration into the tissue; that is, superfusion of cremaster muscle with SB203580 was started at 30 min after KC-gel addition when about 8 or more leukocytes were identified being just emigrated in perivascular tissue, and SB203580 remained perfused for 60 min in the presence of KC-gel.