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Piloerection

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(Redirected from Goose bumps)

noun - Piloerection is the involuntary erection or bristling of hairs due to a sympathetic reflex usually triggered by cold, shock, or fright or due to a sympathomimetic agent. This conditions lead to bumps on a person's skin at the base of body hairs which are involuntarily developed when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, nostalgia, pleasure, euphoria, awe, admiration, and sexual arousal.

Usage[edit]

After he came out of the sea, he experienced piloerection while standing in the cold wind.

Synonyms[edit]

goose bumps, goose pimples

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