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.