dartos muscle


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Related to dartos muscle: spermatic cord, gubernaculum

dar·tos mus·cle

smooth muscle fibers interspersed within the dartos fascia (superficial fascia of scrotum), causing contraction of the scrotum, as when experiencing a cool environmental temperature.
See also: dartos fascia.
Synonym(s): musculus dartos [TA]

dar·tos mus·cle

(dahr'tōs mus'ĕl)
Smooth muscle fibers interspersed within the dartos fascia (superficial fascia of scrotum), causing contraction of the scrotum, as when experiencing a cool environmental temperature.
Synonym(s): musculus dartos [TA] .

dartos muscle

A thin layer of muscle lying immediately under the skin of the SCROTUM. The dartos tightens in the cold causing the skin to wrinkle and the testicles to rise.
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1 The septum is contiguous with the dartos muscle underneath the scrotal skin.
fig 2a) entrapping the blood vessels and the dartos muscle.
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).