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 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, "12 Night Sweat Causes That Can Leave You Drenched," 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, "12 Night Sweat Causes That Can Leave You Drenched," 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, "12 Night Sweat Causes That Can Leave You Drenched," 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, "12 Night Sweat Causes That Can Leave You Drenched," 4 Aug. 2020 Managing my hyperhidrosis is mostly a matter of attitude. Morgan Mandriota, Health.com, "Hyperhidrosis Is a Disorder That Makes Me Sweat Constantly—and I've Finally Learned to Live With It," 21 Oct. 2019 The Food and Drug Administration approved the Menlo Park company’s first therapy, a medicated cloth to topically treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, last year. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Eli Lilly and Company pays $1.1B for company that has drug to treat eczema in pipeline," 10 Jan. 2020 Primary hyperhidrosis happens when doctors can’t pinpoint an underlying reason for your amped up sweating, like a health condition or medication. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "12 Potential Causes of Those Night Sweats That Leave You Drenched," 27 Dec. 2019 Raleigh Dale, a 26-year-old who lives with hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, suggests wearing sheer shirts or dual layer clothing like a blazer and a tank top. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "It's getting hot in here: 4 ways to keep from sweating through your clothes this summer," 9 July 2019

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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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17 Sep 2020

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“Hyperhidrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperhidrosis. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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 hyperidrosis (audio) , -​ī-​ˈdrō-​ How to pronounce hyperidrosis (audio) \
plural hyperhidroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hyperhidroses (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperhidrosis

: generalized or localized excessive sweating — compare hypohidrosis

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