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sweat

1. verb, informal To put in a lot of effort or work. We've been sweating for months to get this project ready in time for the holidays.
2. verb, informal To fret, worry, or bother. You need to stop sweating about this. Everything is going to be fine. I've been sweating all weekend wondering how I did on my final exams.
3. verb, slang To subject (someone) to intense, severe, or violent interrogation. A: "The suspect still hasn't confessed." B: "Let's keep sweating him."
4. verb, slang To extract (some information) from someone as a result of intense or violent interrogation. Detectives managed to sweat the location of the hostages out of the suspect.
5. noun, slang A worried, anxious, or fretful state or condition. I'll deal with the boss, so don't get yourself in a sweat about it. The doctor said he wanted to talk to me about the test results, and now I'm in a huge sweat about it.
6. noun, slang A cause of trouble, bother, or difficulty. Fixing the issue won't be a sweat. We just need to make sure things don't break down the same way again in the future.

sweats

1. informal Short for "sweatpants." Whenever I work from home, I spend the whole day in my sweats.
2. informal Short for "sweat suit." I got some new sweats for my jogging routine.
3. slang An instance or period of prolonged or copious perspiration, especially that caused by drugs, withdrawal, illness, anxiety, etc. Usually used with "the." She's had the sweats and a terrible cough all day. Do you think she should see a doctor? I always get the sweats real bad before an interview. He was so hungover that he started breaking out in the sweats at his desk.
See also: sweat
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sweat

1. tv. & in. to fret (about something) while waiting for an outcome. This whole promotion business really has me sweating.
2. n. trouble; bother. (see also no sweat.) I can handle it. It won’t cause me any sweat.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The brief operation sees surgeons interrupt the sympatic nerve that controls the sweat glands in the hands.
"The goal of the project is not just to make the sensors but start to do many subject studies and see what sweat tells us I always say 'decoding' sweat composition," said Ali Javey, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley and senior author on the paper.
Stress - The most smelly kind of sweat is caused by stressful situations like a fight with loved ones or skipping a deadline.
Other treatment options include Botox injections in the armpits and hands; the oral medication glycopyrronium; laser surgery; and microwave thermolysis, in which electromagnetic energy is used to stop sweat glands from functioning.
Why Do I Sweat? Sweat helps maintain a normal body temperature.
When your body heats up, eccrine glands release sweat that cools your body.
William Boller held the hearing and concluded that Sweat lacked standing to challenge the warrantless search.
Phisgoc Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano welcomed Pocari Sweat to the roster of growing private partners, which have thrown in their support to guarantee the Philippine's successful hosting of the Games.
Previously, studies have demonstrated that eccrine sweat glands are innervated by both cholinergic and adrenergic nerves, with cholinergic nerves playing the primary roles.[1],[9] However, it is unknown whether the secretory coils and ducts of eccrine sweat glands are equally innervated by the sympathetic nerve fibers.
A good sweat will flush out toxins which supports healthy immune function.
The sweat glands in buffaloes were of saccular and simple coiled tubular type (Figures 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10).
People who sweat too much (hyperhidrosis) may be susceptible to body odour - often the salt level of their sweat is too high for the bacteria to break down.
Hyperhidrosis is most likely to affect areas with a high concentration of sweat glands - armpits, chest, face, feet, hands and groin.
Your body has two main types of sweat glands, and they produce two very different types of sweat.