cold sweat


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the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill

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While heat can sometimes trigger the apocrine sweat glands, these glands are usually activated by stress and hormonal changes, which is why they play a significant role in cold sweats.
It brings me out in a real cold sweat - and not a James Brown-style cold sweat either.
We ought to have some basic understanding of how math in general, and calculus in particular, fits into our cultural framework, and be able to look at a rudimentary equation without breaking into a cold sweat.
Other signs: These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
During heart attacks, the symptoms most reported were shortness of breath (58 percent), weakness (55 percent), unusual fatigue (43 percent), cold sweat (39 percent) and dizziness (39 percent).
Symptoms of a heart attack include discomfort in the chest and other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea, and lightheadedness.
And when they were having a heart attack, the symptoms most reported were shortness of breath (58%), weakness (55%), unusual fatigue (43%), cold sweat (39%) and dizziness (39%).
I would guess what gets Alan Greenspan up at night with a cold sweat is deflation.
Still, Western companies' most recent experiences in the region would cause most executives to break into a cold sweat at the thought of tackling the Asian "tiger.
Anxious thoughts also raise blood pressure, and cause hand tremors, cold sweat, a knotted stomach, and pervasive weakening (as when we say "sick with dread").
Environmental toxins are the stuff nightmares are made of--but there's no need to wake up in a cold sweat over packing your child's lunch.
Every now and then, great institutions wake up in a cold sweat and--a bit like Kafka's Gregor Samsa--discover they have metamorphosed into something resembling a dinosaur.
I was in a cold sweat after having had one of the worst nightmares of my life.
As he slips behind the controls of his hovercraft, he feels a gripping pain in his chest, followed by shortness of breath and a cold sweat.