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ˌdaɪ ə fəˈri sɪsdi·aphore·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosisnoun

    the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

    "perspiration is a homeostatic process"


  1. diaphoresisnoun

    Perspiration, especially when profuse and medically induced.


  1. diaphoresis

    Perspiration, also known as sweating, is the production of fluids secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals.Two types of sweat glands can be found in humans: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The eccrine sweat glands are distributed over much of the body and are responsible for secreting the watery, brackish sweat most often triggered by excessive body temperature. The apocrine sweat glands are restricted to the armpits and a few other areas of the body and produce an odorless, oily, opaque secretion which then gains its characteristic odor from bacterial decomposition. In humans, sweating is primarily a means of thermoregulation, which is achieved by the water-rich secretion of the eccrine glands. Maximum sweat rates of an adult can be up to 2–4 liters per hour or 10–14 liters per day (10–15 g/min·m2), but is less in children prior to puberty. Evaporation of sweat from the skin surface has a cooling effect due to evaporative cooling. Hence, in hot weather, or when the individual's muscles heat up due to exertion, more sweat is produced. Animals with few sweat glands, such as dogs, accomplish similar temperature regulation results by panting, which evaporates water from the moist lining of the oral cavity and pharynx. Although sweating is found in a wide variety of mammals, relatively few (exceptions include humans and horses) produce large amounts of sweat in order to cool down.


  1. diaphoresis

    Diaphoresis is a medical term that refers to excessive, abnormal sweating in response to various factors such as illness, fever, anxiety or stress. It is often a symptom of an underlying condition and not a disease itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diaphoresisnoun

    perspiration, or an increase of perspiration

  2. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to carry through, to throw off by perspiration; dia` through + to carry.]


  1. Diaphoresis

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diaphoresis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diaphoresis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
    A carry
    B interrupt
    C distinguish
    D acclaim

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