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Re: why do we sweat when we regergetate(puke)?

Date: Thu Sep 30 16:09:59 1999
Posted By: Adrian Canale-Parola, General Medical Practitioner
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 936813364.Me

Hi Lilyi

It's all to do with the autonomic nervous system.

Vomiting is a reflex action which may be caused by a wide variety of 
stimuli, mediated in part by the autonomic nervous system, which, when 
activated in this way, leads to other end results of autonomic activity, 
such as sweating, salivation, and tachycardia (rapid heartbeat).

Best wishes

Doc C-P

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