goose bumps


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goose bumps

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goosebumps

(go͞os′bŭmps)
pl.n.
Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or to a strong emotion, such as fear or awe. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.
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
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For now, the practical application of goose bumps as a promoter of hair growth is seen in animals.
I remember playing a show I secretly loathed, The Phantom of the Opera, and every time we came to those darn particular spots, bing, there went the goose bumps again!
"I get goose bumps every time I think about stepping out at Old Trafford again, as does walking out on the pitch.
"So they say." I saw the look in Momma's eyes, the distant, watching-nothing, seeing-everything look that raises goose bumps on my flesh.
After cranking up the first phonograph in 1877, the great inventor must have had goose bumps as he envisioned soul-enriching music wafting through the nation's parlors and salons.
Crain, my Sunday School teacher, talked about getting "Jesus bumps" instead of goose bumps. And during the "praise and petitions" part of the worship service that preceded prayers, it was not unusual for someone to offer thanks to Jesus for the recovery of a purse left in a dressing room at J.C.
"In Late Fall" is one brief example: "I get goose bumps / when I see that woman's wide goose down hips; / if she comes any / closer, I /just might sprout wings / and fly south with her / for the winter." Too often, the poet does not resist the pull of cliched phrases--as with "naked as a jaybird" in the poem "Looking at Your Body" or "coming up roses" in the poem "The Glue that Held Everything Together." As the poet states in "Poetry," "No shrinking violet here-- / thank you, / or politely served / gin and tonics on a silver tray; / it should be 100 proof-- / straight, no chaser.
On this occasion the resonance of sound under the beautiful dome was perfect, the initial exultant chorus creating goose bumps and a frisson of wonder.
As sweat accumulates, the rapid evaporation in the cool air causes "goose bumps" or piloerection.
When I'm mold I always get bumps on my arm that I call goose bumps. Why do I get goose bumps when I am cold?
If you check out the school's Web site (www.ed.uri.edu/CP/cp2.html), prepare for goose bumps. And a glimpse at what real education reform might look like.
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