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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.]
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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]
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(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.
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sweating, especially when artificially induced. — diaphoretic, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
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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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Diaphoresis and tachycardia may be present regardless of severity.
However, acute hypocalcaemia can present dramatically, with diaphoresis, psychiatric abnormalities, seizures, cardiac failure, bronchospasm or tetany.
Naloxone can induce symptoms of opioid withdrawal, such as yawning, lacrimation, piloerection, diaphoresis, myalgia, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Failing to adequately differentiate PSH from seizure activity in medically complex children may lead to improper treatment and prolonged hospitalization from increased intracranial pressure, dehydration secondary to diaphoresis, cardiac dysrhythmias, and secondary brain injury from prolonged sympathetic response (Rabinstein & Benarroch, 2008).
Symptoms include disorientation, anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, diaphoresis, and abdominal cramps.
Approximately 10 minutes after concluding the biopsy, the decedent developed 10/10 abdominal pain, diaphoresis and nausea.
Among those, tianeptine was the only substance reported to be associated with withdrawal in 21 (72.4%) calls; among those 21 calls, the most frequently reported signs and symptoms were agitation (33.3%), nausea (33.3%), vomiting (19%), tachycardia (19-1%), hypertension (14.3%), diarrhea (9-5%), tremor (9-5%), and diaphoresis (9-5%).
Case 6: A 43-year-old woman was admitted due to sudden chest pain with diaphoresis for 2 h.
For example, if you had a runny nose and took pseudoephedrine, you'd note on the packaging if you bothered to read it that side effects could include anxiety, tremors, increased heart rate, diaphoresis (that's sweating), hypertension, etc.
Signs of autonomic nervous system instability that frequently accompany NMS include labile blood pressure, tachycardia, sialorrhea, diaphoresis, flushing, skin pallor, and incontinence.
PCCs are uncommon neuroendocrine tumors that arise from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla and produce excessive amounts of catecholamines, which are responsible for hypertensive surges, palpitations, headache, and diaphoresis (5).
The evening of admission she had similar symptoms associated with shortness of breath, diaphoresis, nausea, and vomiting followed by syncope.