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Sweating

sweating

From sweat, Sweating bath, a bath producing sensible sweat; a stove or sudatory. Sweating house, a house for sweating persons in sickness. Sweating iron, a kind of knife, or a piece of iron, used to scrape off sweat, especially from horses; a horse scraper. Sweating room. A room for sweating persons.

(Science: medicine) A febrile epidemic disease which prevailed in some countries of Europe, but particularly in England, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, characterised by profuse sweating. Death often occured in a few hours.


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Biohazard, thanks a lot for the comprehensive explanation. Also, sweating is a physiological response found only in humans right? Because I have never come across another mammals that sweats. I am not certain to what extent animals sweat, but I know that ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:35 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

Biohazard, thanks a lot for the comprehensive explanation. Also, sweating is a physiological response found only in humans right? Because I have never come across another mammals that sweats.

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by Adz795
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:07 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

... to reverse this in hot environments, the surface blood vessels and capillaries of the skin dilate, facilitating better heat loss (coupled with sweating). The function of most organs in mammals is severely compromised if the deep body temperature gets lower from the optimal and thus it is essential ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:29 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
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Homeostasis in Humans

... other parts of the body (e.g. mucous membranes). Based on these signals it promotes either heat retention or heat loss (by means of vasodilation, sweating, shivering etc. according to what is needed).

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by biohazard
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:55 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Homeostasis in Humans
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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

... complex) (Papapetro-poulos 2007). Few side effects have been reported from spirulina including headache, muscle pain, flushing of the face, sweating, and difficulty concentrating. These have been described in people taking 1 g of Spirulina per os daily. Skin reactions and liver damage have ...

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by vapaatyyli
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?
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