hyperhidrosis

noun
hy·​per·​hi·​dro·​sis | \ ˌhī-pər-hī-ˈdrō-səs How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio) \

Definition of hyperhidrosis

: generalized or local excessive sweating

Examples of hyperhidrosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only way to treat hyperhidrosis is to turn to dermatological experts who can help pinpoint a solution for sweat that soaks your clothing or forehead or even palms routinely. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 6 Sep. 2021 Other causes for a puzzling odor can include a pH change, conditions like excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and can also be connected to diet. Essence, 31 Aug. 2021 Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 Aug. 2020 Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 Aug. 2020 Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 Aug. 2020 Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 Aug. 2020 Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 Aug. 2020 Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hyperhidrosis

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperhidrosis

New Latin hidrosis perspiration, from Greek hidrōsis, from hidroun to sweat, from hidrōs sweat — more at sweat

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The first known use of hyperhidrosis was circa 1860

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18 Sep 2021

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“Hyperhidrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperhidrosis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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hyperhidrosis

noun
hy·​per·​hi·​dro·​sis | \ -hid-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio) , -hī-ˈdrō- How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio) \
variants: also hyperidrosis \ -​id-​ˈrō-​ How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio) , -​ī-​ˈdrō-​ How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio) \
plural hyperhidroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperhidrosis

: generalized or localized excessive sweating — compare hypohidrosis

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about hyperhidrosis

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