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diaphoretic

 [di″ah-fo-ret´ik]
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting sweating.
2. an agent that promotes sweating; called also sudorific.

di·a·pho·ret·ic

(dī'ă-fō-ret'ik),
1. Relating to, or causing, perspiration.
2. An agent that increases perspiration.

diaphoretic

(dī′ə-fə-rĕt′ĭk, dī-ăf′ə-)
adj.
Producing or increasing perspiration.
n.
A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration.

diaphoretic

Herbal medicine
noun A herb used to stimulate sweating (diaphoresis), which is usually administered as an infusion; diaphoretics include boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), catnip (Nepeta cataria), chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), ginger root (Zingiber officinale), peppermint (Mentha piperita), pleurisy root (Asclepias tuberosa), spearmint (Mentha viridis) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium).

Mainstream medicine
adjective Referring to that which evokes sweating.

di·a·pho·ret·ic

(dī'ă-fŏr-et'ik)
1. Relating to, or causing, perspiration.
2. An agent that increases perspiration.
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