Why is sweating in real sense NOT an excretory activity?

Asked by mythili Suresh | 9th Sep, 2014, 07:50: PM

Expert Answer:

Sweating is primarily concerned with cooling of the body i.e. thermoregulation. When the sweating occurs, the sweat evaporates from the skin surface thus helps to maintain the body temperature.

Though it contains nitrogenous waste in minimal quantities our body is not solely dependent on it for the excretion and osmoregulation.

Sweating occurs only when thermoregulation is required by the body.

Answered by Hemangi Binny | 10th Sep, 2014, 08:56: AM