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goose bumps

or goose·bumps (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.

goose′ bumps`


n.pl.
a bristling of the hair on the skin, as from cold or fear; horripilation. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.
[1930–35; Amer.]
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Abrupt reversal of opioid effects in persons who were physically dependent on opioids has precipitated signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal including: body aches, fever, sweating, runny nose, sneezing, piloerection, yawning, weakness, shivering or trembling, nervousness, restlessness or irritability, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, abdominal cramps, increased blood pressure, and tachycardia.
Roughness of hair coat or piloerection related to the treatment of LTE was noted as physiological alteration.
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Piloerection ("goose bumps") causes one's body hair follicles to become erect and has been linked to adaptive thermoregulation.
Back when humans were hairier, piloerection had two benefits: it helped in keeping people warm by trapping heated air close to the skin, and in scary situations, it made them look bigger and more threatening.
Fear and defensive rage at a physiological level result in some sympathetic signs like increased heart rate, piloerection, high level of blood flow in muscles, and vasoconstriction.
jellyfish) occasionally results in Irukandji syndrome, characterized byback, chest, and abdominal pain; other nonspecific myalgias; nausea; vomiting; restlessness; localized piloerection and sweating; tachycardia; and hypertension.
Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, classical and exertional heat stroke Heat exhaustion Classical heat stroke Exertional heat stroke Fatigue and weakness As with heat As with heat exhaustion exhaustion Tachycardia and: and: Anxiety Muscle cramps Cessation of sweating Continuation of sweating Headache Hot and dry skin Incoherent speech Irritability Seizures Acute renal failure Vertigo Loss of consciousness Lactic acidosis Syncope Death Rhabdomyolysis Prolific sweating Hyperuricemia Hypotension Hyperkalemia Nausea Seizures Cold, pale, Loss of consciousness clammy skin Chills Death Piloerection Mental deterioration Table 2.