Definition of diaphoresis in English:

diaphoresis

Syllabification: di·a·pho·re·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəfəˈrēsis
 
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noun

technical
  • Sweating, especially to an unusual degree as a symptom of disease or a side effect of a drug.
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    • The first phase of toxicity includes anorexia, nausea, vomiting, malaise, and diaphoresis - symptoms for which acetaminophen may be administered.
    • The classic symptoms include headache, diaphoresis, palpitations, and paroxysmal hypertension.
    • The initial phase is followed by the abrupt development of clinical symptoms such as fever, diaphoresis, hemorrhagic meningitis, and shock.

Origin

late 17th century: via late Latin from Greek, from diaphorein 'carry off, sweat out', from dia 'through' + phorein 'carry'.

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