Definition of diaphoretic in English:

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diaphoretic

Pronunciation: /ˌdīəfəˈredik/

adjective

Medicine
1(Chiefly of a drug) inducing perspiration.
Example sentences
  • Yin medicines have a superficial action on the body or cause some type of elimination through their laxative, diaphoretic or diuretic properties.
  • It is diaphoretic, febrifuge (gets rid of fevers), emetic (in large doses), and laxative.
  • The action is diuretic, refrigerant and diaphoretic, and the juice extracted from the fresh plant is of use in urinary and kidney diseases.
1.1(Of a person) sweating heavily.
Example sentences
  • Initial examination showed labile hypertension and epigastric tenderness, but the patient soon became pale, diaphoretic, and dyspneic.
  • The driver, taken by ambulance, arrived in the emergency room obtunded, diaphoretic, with his mouth clenched, and with a positive cough reflex.
  • A weaning trial with a PEEP of zero lasted about 5 minutes before she became diaphoretic, tachypneic and tachycardic.

Origin

Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek diaphorētikos, from diaphorein 'sweat out'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: di·a·pho·ret·ic

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