- producing perspiration.
- a diaphoretic medicine.
Origin of diaphoretic
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Examples from the Web for diaphoretic
Dr. Bidie states that the action is diaphoretic and expectorant.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
It should always be combined with some medicine which will assist its diaphoretic action.A System of Midwifery</p>
Thus Ammonia and volatile oils are Expectorant and Diaphoretic.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
As a diaphoretic, in inflammatory affections and rheumatism.
A wineglassful every 1⁄2 hour or hour; as a diaphoretic and expectorant.
- relating to or causing sweat
- a diaphoretic drug or agent
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- Producing or increasing perspiration.
- A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration.
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