Anhidrosis


Anhidrosis
Anhidrosis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L74.4
ICD-9 705.0
DiseasesDB 21064

Anhidrosis means lack of sweating. It is also known by a number of other names including Adiaphoresis,[1][2][3][4] Ischidrosis,[1] Hypohidrosis[5]:778, Oligidria, Oligohidrosis and Sweating deficiency.

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Causes

Anhidrosis may be caused by underactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. Eccrine sweat glands are innervated via muscarinic acetylcholine receptors; hence, anti-muscarinic drugs cause anhidrosis.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ a b "adiaphoresis - definition of adiaphoresis". Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/adiaphoresis. 
  2. ^ adiaphoresis | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
  3. ^ Adiaphoresis - Medical Dictionary Definition
  4. ^ "adiaphoresis: meaning and definitions". Infoplease.com. http://www.infoplease.com/ipd/A0307179.html. 
  5. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.

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