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sweat

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Seventh edition

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780198714378
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191782770
sweat

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The salty fluid secreted by the *sweat glands onto the surface of the skin. Excess body heat is used to evaporate sweat, thereby resulting in cooling of the skin surface. Small amounts of urea are excreted in sweat....

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Subjects: Biological Sciences

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