NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,331 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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anhidrosis
(AN-hih-DROH-sis)
A rare condition in which the sweat glands make little or no sweat. It can affect the whole body or a small part of the body. Anhidrosis may be caused by severe burns, radiation, infection, inflammation, or other injuries to the skin. It may also be caused by certain medicines and some conditions that affect the skin, nerves, connective tissue, or sweat glands. It may be inherited as part of a genetic condition or develop later in life. Also called hypohidrosis.