cutis anserina


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Related to cutis anserina: rigor mortis, piloerection

cutis

 [ku´tis]
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.

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
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.

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

cutis

the outer protective covering of the body; the skin.

cutis anserina
transitory erection of the hair follicles due to contraction of the arrectores muscles, a reflection of sympathetic nerve discharge; goose flesh.
cutis asthenia
see cutaneous asthenia.
cutis hyperelastica