The act of secreting fluid from the skin by the sweat (sudoriferous) glands. These are small tubular glands situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with a peculiar odor. It contains some fatty acids and mineral matter. It is also called perspiration.
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SYN: perspiration (1).

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sweat·ing (swetґing) the secretion of sweat; see also hyperhidrosis. Called also perspiration, diaphoresis, and sudoresis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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