Can humans cry under water?

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Can humans cry under water?

Post by hurly » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:04 pm

Does anybody know...?
Also, can humans sweat under water...? :shock:

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Post by Nithin » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:26 pm

If I am sad underwater and feel like crying Iwill cry I suppose. Sweating in normal cool water is not possible.
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:23 pm

Yes to both of them. It is possible as the secretion takes place in special glands and does not matter of the concentration of water outside.
About the sweating. That is why they say a hot shower will clean your skin very well. You sweat, the sweat is washed away and you're squiky clean.
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Post by Nithin » Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:06 am

Cool water also!!! I thought that was not possible.
Maybe you could sweat in hot water. Say stand in a hot swimming pool with only your head above water, it is obvious that you will feel sweat on your head. So consequently you can say that you can sweat underwater in hot water. I really do not know if a person can sweat underwater in the case of cool water
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Post by Khaiy » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:31 am

Sweating is a result of high internal body temperature, so if you were in cold water but were hot enough yourself you could sweat. But because the cold water would cool your body pretty fast, I doubt that you'd sweat for very long.

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:57 pm

I doubt you would sweat. Since sweating is determined by termoreceptors in your skin. And sitting in cold water will mean they will never send the "hot" signal.
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Post by safra » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:29 am

Unless you're sitting in hot water. Thermoregulation would take place then for sure. But then that could be dangerous because sweating is a result of your body trying to achieve homeostasis and if your body is sweating to no advantage then...
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:22 pm

Khaiy said cold water. And sweating doesn't try to achieve homeostasis, it simply tries to cool you down.
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Re: Can humans cry under water?

Post by VeenaandNivyah » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:01 am

hurly wrote:Does anybody know...?
Also, can humans sweat under water...? :shock:

Yes.... i cried every single day when i had swimming classs and that was often underwater :lol:
As to sweating underwater i have no idea....
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