Definition of diaphoretic in English:

diaphoretic

Line breaks: dia|phor¦et¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪəfəˈrɛtɪk
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • 1(Chiefly of a drug) inducing perspiration.
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    • 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.
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    • 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'.

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