perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosis(noun)
the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
"perspiration is a homeostatic process"
the production and evaporation of a watery fluid called sweat that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals.
of or relating to one who is sweating
a. & n. from Sweat, v
Perspiration 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. 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 Evaporation of sweat from the skin surface has a cooling effect due to the evaporation of water. 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. Primates and horses have armpits that sweat like those of humans. Although sweating is found in a wide variety of mammals, relatively few, such as humans and horses, produce large amounts of sweat in order to cool down. A study has discovered that men, on average, start perspiring much more quickly than women, then twice as much when they are in the middle of exercising at the same relative intensity. When men and women exercise at the same absolute intensity there are no differences in sweating responses.
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The process of exocrine secretion of the SWEAT GLANDS, including the aqueous sweat from the ECCRINE GLANDS and the complex viscous fluids of the APOCRINE GLANDS.
Etymology and Origins
A word used in the original Biblical sense, and applied to the unhealthy conditions which obtain among the denizens of the East End of London, specifically the Jewish tailors, numbers of whom work together in the fœtid atmosphere of a single small room.
The numerical value of sweating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sweating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of sweating in a Sentence
Netanyahu is anxious, afraid, [and] sweating.
For me I was suffering a lot physically today, i was sweating a lot and lost my energy.
If you’re sweating a lot, your [urinary] output may not necessarily equal your intake.
The biggest issue people forget is that they are sweating when they are working out in the water.
We normally get rid of excess body heat by sweating and we evaporate and we lose heat via evaporation.
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