night sweats

plural noun

Definition of night sweats

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

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Hazlett endured night sweats, more headaches, experienced dizzy spells and discovered a lump on his chest. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Norte running back’s game plan: ‘beat cancer’," 24 July 2019 Hazlett endured night sweats, more headaches, experienced dizzy spells and discovered a lump on his chest. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Norte running back’s game plan: ‘beat cancer’," 24 July 2019 But the lessening of hot flashes and night sweats are the really exciting bits. Mary Schumacher, chicagotribune.com, "How marijuana’s CBD can help with menopause symptoms," 14 Aug. 2019 Hazlett endured night sweats, more headaches, experienced dizzy spells and discovered a lump on his chest. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Norte running back’s game plan: ‘beat cancer’," 24 July 2019 Other symptoms included night sweats, fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting and flu-like symptoms. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Health officials investigating six more reports of possible vape-related lung injuries," 26 July 2019 Hazlett endured night sweats, more headaches, experienced dizzy spells and discovered a lump on his chest. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Norte running back’s game plan: ‘beat cancer’," 24 July 2019 The most common side effects of ORILISSA include: hot flashes or night sweats, headache, nausea, difficulty sleeping, absence of periods, anxiety, joint pain, depression, and mood changes. Vogue, "Rosalía Just Kickstarted Festival Season’s Unlikeliest Trend," 8 July 2019 Tuberculosis symptoms can include a persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tuberculosis case confirmed at San Diego Airport; exposure risk extremely low," 19 July 2019

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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