perspiration

  1. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
  2. the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

perspiration

[n] - the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid 2. [n] - salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
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Perspiration

Perspiration: 1) The secretion of fluid by the sweat (sudoriferous) glands. These small, tubular glands are situated within the skin, as well as in the subcutaneous tissue under it. They discharge their fluid through tiny openings in the surface of the skin. Perspiration serves at least two purposes: the removal of waste products such as urea and a...
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Perspiration

Per`spi·ra'tion noun [ Confer French perspiration .] 1. The act or process of perspiring. 2. That which is excreted through the skin; sweat. » A man of average weight throws off through the skin during 24 hours about 18 ounces of water, 300 grains of solid matter, and 400 ...
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perspiration

Sweating, the functional secretion of sweat. ... Origin: L. Perspirare = to breathe through ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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perspiration

sweat noun salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; `sweat poured off his brow`
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perspiration

(pur″spĭ-ra´shәn) sweating. sweat.
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Perspiration

• (n.) The act or process of perspiring. • (n.) That which is excreted through the skin; sweat.
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perspiration

in most mammals, water given off by the intact skin, either as vapour by simple evaporation from the epidermis (insensible perspiration) or as sweat, ... [3 related articles]
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perspiration

(L. perspirare to breathe through) sweating; the functional secretion of sweat.
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perspiration

perspiration: see sweat.
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perspiration

Type: Term Pronunciation: pers′pi-rā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The excretion of fluid by the sweat glands of the skin. 2. All fluid loss through normal skin, whether by sweat gland secretion or by diffusion through other skin structures. 3. The hypotonic fluid excreted by the sweat glands; it consists of water containing sodium chl...
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perspiration

Excretion of water and dissolved substances from the sweat glands of the skin of mammals. Perspiration has two main functions: body cooling by the evaporation of water from the skin surface, and excretion of waste products such as salts. In 2001, German researchers discovered an antibiotic protein, dermcidin, that is exuded in sweat. Dermcidin ...
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Perspiration

{Redirect|Sweat}{Redirect|Perspire|the song by Gigolo Aunts|Tales from the Vinegar Side} Perspiration (sweating, transpiration, or diaphoresis) is the production of fluids secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Two types of sweat glands can be found in humans: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The eccrine sweat glands are distribut...
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