from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The reduced ability or inability to sweat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Deficiency or absence of perspiration. Also written anidrosis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. failure of the sweat glands
Except for those with a dangerous condition called anhidrosis, which can be caused by nerve damage or certain medications, everybody sweats, some more than others.
CIPA congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, 394
Horses with severe anhidrosis often will be observed in distress with labored breathing and perfectly dry coats, even when standing idly in the shade, while their normal herd mates are dripping with sweat.
Mild anhidrosis can cause unusual sweating patterns, with some areas of the coat remaining dry where normal horses sweat.
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Seeking: '' Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, referred to as CIPA by the few people who know about it.
‘Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis’ (CIPA) is a rare genetic abnormality in which the patient lacks pain receptor cells in the skin (and also – that’s the ‘anhidrosis’ – doesn’t sweat).
Jenkinson DM, Elder HY, Bovell DL (2006) Equine sweating and anhidrosis