Perspiration has which of the following as the most important function?

Options :
  1. To lubricate the skin
  2. To get rid of the body wastes
  3. To regulate body temperature
  4. To regulate body wastes

Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 3


Perspiration (sweating, transpiration, or diaphoresis) is the production of fluids secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Two types of sweat glands can be found in humans: Eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The eccrine sweat glands are distributed over much of the body. In humans, sweating is primarily a means of thermoregulation which is achieved by the water-rich secretion of the eccrine glands. Thermoregulation is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different.

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