Definitions for diaphoresisˌdaɪ ə fəˈri sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
di•a•pho•re•sisˌdaɪ ə fəˈri sɪs(n.)
perspiration, esp. when artificially induced.
Origin of diaphoresis:
1675–85; < LL < Gk diaphórēsis=diaphorē-, var. s. of diaphoreîn disperse
di`a•pho•ret′ic-ˈrɛt ɪk(adj.; n.)
perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosis(noun)
the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
"perspiration is a homeostatic process"
Perspiration, especially when profuse and medically induced.
perspiration, or an increase of perspiration
Diaphoresis is excessive sweating commonly associated with shock and other medical emergency conditions. Diaphoretic is the state of perspiring profusely, or something that has the power to cause increased perspiration. Diaphoresis is the medical term for profuse sweating or perspiring. It is performed by the skin's sweat glands as they release a salty fluid and aid in fever management. Sweating is an essential function that helps the body stay cool and commonly occurs under the arms, on the feet, and on the palms of the hands. There are approximately two to four million sweat glands throughout the body that will become completely active during puberty. Although women tend to have more sweat glands, men's are generally more active. For this reason men's bodies are better able to regulate core temperature. When the body temperature rises, the autonomic nervous system stimulates the eccrine glands to secrete fluid onto the surface of the skin, where it cools the body as it evaporates.
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