A Study of Thermoregulatory and Emotional Sweating in Man by Skin Ion Transfer

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Science  03 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3414, pp. 1675-1676
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3414.1675


Local introduction of atropine and dibenzyline into human skin was carried out by iontophoresis. Both thermoregulatory and emotional sweating were blocked by atropine but were not blocked by dibenzyline. It would seem that emotional sweating produced as a result of a physical stress situation is partly or predominately under cholinergic control.