pilomotor

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pilomotor

 [pi″lo-mo´ter]
causing movement of the hairs; pertaining to the arrector muscles, the contraction of which produces goose flesh (cutis anserina) and piloerection.

pi·lo·mo·tor

(pī'lō-mō'tŏr),
Moving the hair; denoting the arrectores pilorum muscles of the skin and the postganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers innervating these small smooth muscles.
[pilo- + L. motor, mover]

pilomotor

/pi·lo·mo·tor/ (-mōt´er) pertaining to the arrector muscles, the contraction of which produces cutis anserina (goose flesh) and piloerection.

pi·lo·mo·tor

(pī'lō-mō'tŏr)
Moving the hair; denoting the arrectores pilorum muscles of the skin and the postganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers innervating these small, smooth muscles.
[pilo- + L. motor, mover]

pilomotor

(of autonomic control of smooth muscle) causing erection of body hair.

pilomotor

causing movement of the hairs, piloerection; pertaining to the arrector muscles.

pilomotor nerves
the nerves supplying the arrector muscles of the hair.