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Many sources say that it does. See the word "horripilation", for instance. Or no less an authority than Shakespeare, who tells us I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on ...


Almost certainly not the pituitary proximity hypothesis. Simple counter-examples include the adrenal gland (ACTH-cortisol axis), liver (GH-IGF1 axis) and the gonads (LH/FSH axis).

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