night sweats

plural noun

Definition of night sweats 

: profuse sweating during sleep that is sometimes a symptom of febrile disease

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But the phenomenon of night sweats as an actual medical diagnosis is another issue entirely. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "11 Potential Causes of Those Night Sweats That Leave You Drenched," 30 June 2018 The buds won’t die from your ear wax or night sweats, either. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music," 20 June 2018 Your mattress could contribute to night sweats, which can interrupt your sleep. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "6 Ways Your Mattress Could Be Negatively Affecting Your Health," 15 June 2018 Symptoms of the disease include fevers, night sweats, itchy skin and the appearance of lumps on the neck, underarm, or groin of patients. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Couple Allegedly Faked Son's Cancer for Money and Duped Syracuse University Football Team for Perks," 9 May 2018 Symptoms of active tuberculosis include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss, according to Dr. Wilma Wooten, a county public health officer. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Possible TB exposure a concern at community college campuses," 9 May 2018 Terrero says Marsha was going through menopause and was having a tough time, including night sweats and mood swings. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, "Was a missing Tennessee woman murdered or did she willingly disappear?," 7 Apr. 2018 Belly fat, along with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and irritability, is one of the many downsides of the end of a woman's menstrual cycles. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Hormone replacement may fight belly fat, study says," 27 Mar. 2018 Headache that never goes away. Systemic symptoms (fevers, chills, weight loss, night sweats). Erik J. Blutinger, Philly.com, "Medical mystery: A pounding headache, a big surprise," 22 Mar. 2018

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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