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sweating

 [swet´ing]
the excretion of moisture through the pores of the skin; called also perspiration and diaphoresis.

pers·pi·ra·tion

(pers'pi-rā'shŭn),
1. The excretion of fluid by the sweat glands of the skin.
See also: sweat.
See also: sweat (1). Synonym(s): diaphoresis, sudation, sweating
2. All fluid loss through normal skin, whether by sweat gland secretion or by diffusion through other skin structures.
See also: sweat (1).
3. The hypotonic fluid excreted by the sweat glands; it consists of water containing sodium chloride and phosphate, urea, ammonia, ethereal sulfates, creatinine, fats, and other waste products; the average daily quantity is estimated at about 1500 g.
See also: sweat (1). Synonym(s): sudor
[L. per-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe everywhere]

sweating

/sweat·ing/ perspiration; the functional secretion of sweat.

sweating

pers·pi·ra·tion

(pĕrs'pir-ā'shŭn)
1. The excretion of fluid by the sweat glands of the skin.
Synonym(s): diaphoresis, sudation, sweating.
2. All fluid loss through normal skin, whether by sweat gland secretion or by diffusion through other skin structures.
3. The fluid excreted by the sweat glands; it consists of water containing sodium chloride and phosphate, urea, ammonia, ethereal sulfates, creatinine, fats, and other waste products; the average daily quantity is estimated at about 1500 g.
Synonym(s): sudor.
See also: sweat (2) , sweat (1)
[L. per-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe everywhere]

sweating

See HYPERHIDROSIS.

sweating

secretion from the sweat glands in the skin: a major factor in the control of body temperature. Sweating is stimulated by the sympathetic nervous system and that in turn by the hypothalamus, in response to a rise in blood temperature. Corrective heat loss by evaporation of sweat is effective except in excessively humid conditions. Both salt (typically about 2.6 g.L-1) and water are lost in the sweat, but at a moderate sweating rate water loss is proportionately greater because sodium is reabsorbed in passage through the sweat ducts. Sweat loss can be as much as 4 litres per hour in heavy exercise in the heat, and more sodium per litre escapes reabsorption at higher flow rates: hence the need to replace both water and salt. See also electrolyte balance, hydration status, sodium, sports drinks.

sweating

1. the production of sweat. Its importance as a cooling mechanism varies between species, being important in cows but not so in dogs. See also sweat.
2. meat that has been in cold store condenses air moisture onto it when it comes out into room temperature and is said to sweat.

sweating pens
pens in which sheep are held before shearing.
sweating sickness
a tick toxicosis of young cattle caused by the bites of Hyalomma truncatum (syn. H. transiens) characterized by hyperemia of the mucosae and an extensive moist eczema which may lead to sloughing. Called also dyshidrosis tropicale.

Patient discussion about sweating

Q. why do we sweat? I don't mean to ask that we sweat when we do physicall activity or are stressed. My question is, why does the body sweat.

A. simple energy calculation will do- when our cells work they create energy. most of that energy transforms to other types we use in all sort of ways. but some of it is "wasted" as heat (although some of the time we use it to maintain regular body heat). when our temperature rises it creates an interference with our protein's function, this could be dangerous- so our body rises the blood flow to the skin and causes sweating. the sweat get's the heat energy from the skin and vaporizes thus reducing the temperature.

Q. can I locate an otc test for diabeties 2? I'm 60 overweight. don't urinate freq but starting sweating excessiv I do have swelling in my legs and ankles which is new along with the sweating.Sweating occurs at odd times, not with exercise or movement. I just start sweating. No excessive thirst either. Any suggestions? Insurance is a problem. I'm a small business owner. I have to open and close shop. Long lines at the county hospital are for people with time. I just don't have any. I'm beginning to understand why people go out in different ways. thanks any otc advise would be great or maybe a preventive diabetics diet suggestion?

A. look, this is something you just won't be able to do on your own. as far as i know there isn't any OTC test for diabetes. and even if there is , if you are diabetic - you'll have to see a Dr. and do the test any way, if you are not diabetic- you'll have to see a Dr. and see what the hell do you have. don't neglect your health...

Q. does flaxseed work for hot flashes.is there anything else that helps? going though menopause without hormones.

A. There have been some researches lately to see if flaxseed does indeed help with hot flashes. flaxseed was studied because it is a phytoestrogen (plant-based estrogen source). Flaxseed contains lignans and omega-3 fatty acids. The research found that it helped some of the women. You need to crush the flaxseed before you eat it in order to get all the oil out of it. You can try it, it is good for you anyway.

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