- perspiration, especially when artificially induced.
Origin of diaphoresis
1675–85; < Late Latin < Greek: a sweating, equivalent to diaphorē- (verbid stem of diaphoreîn to carry off or through) + -sis -sis
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Examples from the Web for diaphoresis
It is not necessary for me to point out the value of free purgation and diaphoresis in this respect.Glaucoma
The indications are to relieve the hypermic kidneys by diaphoresis and purgation.
- a technical name for sweatingSee sweat (def. 10)
- perceptible and excessive sweating; sweat
C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from diaphorein to disperse by perspiration, from dia- + phorein to carry, variant of pherein
- Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.
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