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 (dī′ə-fə-rē′sĭs, dī-ăf′ə-)
Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.

[Late Latin diaphorēsis, from Greek, from diaphorein, to disperse : dia-, dia- + phorein, to convey, frequentative of pherein, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Physiology) a technical name for sweating. See sweat10
2. (Physiology) 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]


(ˌdaɪ ə fəˈri sɪs)

perspiration, esp. when artificially induced.
[1675–85; < Late Latin < Greek diaphórēsis=diaphorē-, variant s. of diaphoreîn disperse]
di`a•pho•ret′ic (-ˈrɛt ɪk) adj., n.


sweating, especially when artificially induced. — diaphoretic, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diaphoresis - the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluiddiaphoresis - the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid; "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
hyperhidrosis, hyperidrosis, polyhidrosis - excessive and profuse perspiration
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Clinical Manifestations of ARDS Acute Exudative Phase Proliferative Phase Fibrotic Phase * Dyspnea * Increased work of * Profound breathing respiratory distress * Tachypnea * Dyspnea * Critically refractory hypoxemia * Tachycardia * Tachypnea * Cyanosis * Pallor * Tachycardia * Mental status change * Mild hypoxia * Refractory * White out (white hypoxemia lung) on chest x-ray * Respiratory * Respiratory * Pulmonary alkalosis alkalosis hypertension * Bilateral pulmonary * Increased bilateral * Right heart failure infiltrates on pulmonary * Dense fibrotic chest x-ray infiltrates tissue on chest x-ray * Diaphoresis * Pulmonary * Hypercarbia hypertension * Right heart failure * Death * Pulmonary fibrosis * Hypercarbia Sources: Arbour, 2017; Carlucci et al.
Stomach pain, muscle and bone pain, fever, headaches, tachycardia, edema, prolonged Q-T interval on electrocardiography (ECG), chest pain, hypotension, fatigue, headache, insomnia, rigors, paresthesia, anxiety, dizziness, depression, pain, dermatitis, pruritus, xeroderma, diaphoresis, erythema, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia, nausea, sore throat, hypomagnesemia, hyperkalemia, weight gain, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, constipation, and decreased appetite.
Other symptoms can include headache, cyanosis, palpitations or chest pain, lethargy, diaphoresis, malaise, hypotension, dark urine, and even death.
The most common clinical manifestation was respiratory distress (50%) followed by neck muscle weakness/ fasciculations (44%), miosis (40%) and diaphoresis (30%).
Orthostatic hypotension may present with dimming or loss of vision, lightheadedness, diaphoresis, diminished hearing, pallor, and weakness.
It might also cause pruritus (16%), urticaria (5-18%), and diaphoresis (3%).
He had decreased level of consciousness, muscle rigidity, diaphoresis, fever, drooling, urinary incontinence, and high blood pressure.
We present a case of sporadic insulinoma in a yo ung, 24-year-old female patient, who presented witl a 2-month history of episodic shaking, diaphoresis increased hunger, confusion, obtundation and fainting Symptoms of neuroglycopenia were predominant, sc the family members reported that the patient has un dergone a personality change.
sup][3] After prolonged intake of alcohol, reductions lead to CNS hyperexcitation such as tachycardia, hypertension, diaphoresis insomnia, anxiety, increased BT, as well as hand tremor.
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a syndrome associated with brain injury and is characterized by hypertension, tachypnea, hyperthermia, diaphoresis, and dystonic posturing because of uncontrolled episodes of unbalanced sympathetic surges (Baguley et al.
On admission he complained of diaphoresis and lightheadedness.
Associated symptoms included dull chest pain, diaphoresis and shortness of breath.