• WordNet 3.6
    • n diaphoresis the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diaphoresis In medicine, perspiration, especially when artificially produced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diaphoresis perspiration artificially induced
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—diaphorein, to carry off—dia, through, pherein, to bear.


In literature:

Kapande: another ordeal plant, but used to produce 'diaphoresis'.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
It is not necessary for me to point out the value of free purgation and diaphoresis in this respect.
"Glaucoma" by Various
The indications are to relieve the hyperæmic kidneys by diaphoresis and purgation.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
In this case it is well to encourage moderate diaphoresis in the dry blanket.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
The great diaphoresis and the depression of the circulation usually cause a fall in temperature of about 2 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various