Di`a*pho*ret"ic (?), Di`a*pho*ret"ic*al (?), a. [L. diaphoreticus, Gr. : cf. F. diaphor'etique. See Diaphoresis.]

Having the power to increase perspiration.


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Di`a*pho*ret"ic, n. Med.

A medicine or agent which promotes perspiration.

Diaphoretics differ from sudorifics; the former only increase the insensible perspiration, the latter excite the sensible discharge called sweat.



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