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hu·mor·al

(hyū'mŏr-ăl),
Relating to a humor in any sense.

humoral

(hyo͞o′mər-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to bodily fluids, especially serum.
2. Relating to or arising from any of the bodily humors.

humoral

adjective Referring to the humoral–B cell lineage immune system. Cf Hormonal, Humeral.

hu·mor·al

(hyū'mŏr-ăl)
Relating to a humor in any sense.

humoral

1. Pertaining to extracellular fluid such as the blood plasma or lymph.
2. Pertaining to B cell, antibody-mediated immunity.
3. Pertaining to the aqueous and vitreous humours of the eye.
4. An obsolete term referring to the ancient medical theory, propagated mainly by Galen (see GALENISM), that the body contains four humours (blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile) and that health results from their correct balance.

humoral

of or relating to a body fluid, as in humoral immunity produced by antibodies carried in lymph.

Humoral

Pertaining to or derived from a body fluid. The humoral part of the immune system includes antibodies and immunoglobulins in blood serum.

humoral

effects carried out via the fluids of the body.

humoral acupuncture mechanisms
thought to be β-endorphins released by the pituitary.
humoral immunity
immunity based on antibody. See humoral immunity.