|Terms & Properties|
Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0038984
NCI Thesaurus Code: C13280 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
Semantic Type: Body Substance
NCIt Definition: The liquid secreted by the sweat glands, having a salty taste and a pH that varies from 4.5 to 7.5. Sweat produced by the eccrine sweat glands is clear with a faint characteristic odor, and contains water, sodium chloride, and traces of albumin, urea, and other compounds. Its composition varies with many factors, e.g., fluid intake, external temperature and humidity, and some hormonal activity. Sweat produced by the larger, deeper, apocrine sweat glands of the axillae contains, in addition, organic material which on bacterial decomposition produces an offensive odor.
RADLEX Definition: The fluid excreted by the sweat glands. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products. [MeSH]
Sweat is a clear, salty liquid produced by glands in your skin. Sweating is how your body cools itself. You sweat mainly under your arms and on your feet and palms. When sweat mixes with bacteria on your skin, it can cause a smell. Bathing regularly and using antiperspirants or deodorants can help control the odor.
Sweating a lot is normal when it is hot or when you exercise, are anxious, or have a fever. It also happens during menopause. If you often sweat too much, it's called hyperhidrosis. Causes include thyroid or nervous system disorders, low blood sugar, or another health problem.
Sweating too little, anhidrosis, can be life-threatening because your body can overheat. Causes of anhidrosis include dehydration, burns, and some skin and nerve disorders.
CDISC Definition: The liquid secreted by the sweat glands. (NCI)
NICHD Definition: The secretion by the sweat glands that is primarily composed of water and salt.
CSP Definition: fluid excreted by the sweat glands; consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.
MSH Definition: The fluid excreted by the SWEAT GLANDS. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.
UWDA Definition: Secretion produced by a sweat gland.
FMA Definition: Secretion produced by a sweat gland.
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Portion of sweat|
|Specimen Type - Sweat|
External Source Codes:
|NCI Thesaurus Code||C13280 (see NCI Thesaurus info)|
|AN||TN 181: relation to SWEAT GLANDS & SWEATING||MSH|
|AQL||CH CY DE DG EN IM ME MI PH PS RE SE VI||MSH|
|DATE_LAST_MODIFIED||Dec 23 1996 2:05:47:213PM||FMA|
|MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL||National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov/||MEDLINEPLUS|
Additional Concept Data: (none)