Asked by angelina martinez on Mar 10, 2024

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The contraction of the arrector pili

A) pulls the follicle into a more perpendicular position in relation to the skin surface
B) pulls the follicle into a more oblique angle in relation to the skin surface
C) does not affect the position of the hair relative to the epidermis.

Arrector Pili

Small muscles attached to hair follicles that contract to cause "goosebumps" and help with thermal regulation.

Epidermis

The foremost layer of the skin, responsible for providing a barrier against water and establishing our skin tone.

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Andrew Saenz

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
A
Explanation :
The contraction of the arrector pili muscle pulls the hair follicle into a more perpendicular position in relation to the skin surface, which is what causes the hair to stand up in a phenomenon often referred to as "goosebumps."