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Monday, August 05, 2013

Definitions for hyperhidrosis

  1. abnormally excessive sweating.

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Citations for hyperhidrosis
“I have hyperhidrosis,” Tinkle said. “What's hyperhidrosis?” I asked. “I sweat too much.” “Were you actually diagnosed by a doctor?” “Yes.” “How do you get hyperhidrosis?” “Genetics. And stress. Stress sets up the genetics.” Jonathan Ames, Wake Up, Sir!, 2004
Outside the Riviera, where the air is hot enough to give me hyperhidrosis, everyone gives the driver a two or three dollar tip. William T. Vollmann, Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs, 1991
Origin of hyperhidrosis
1850-1855
Hyperhidrosis comes directly from the Greek meaning "excessive sweating." It entered English in the late 1800s.