Diaphoretic


Human Body Section
Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry

The word diaphoretic is an alternative term meaning the same as sudorific.

In both cases, the terms diaphoretic and sudorific are used to refer to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that cause sweating.

The word "sudorific" still appears in many older texts but is gradually being replaced by the word "diaphoretic" in modern medical textbooks.



Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Illustrated Dictionary of Midwifery Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry


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