innate heat

in·nate heat

in ancient Greek medicine, the heat of the heart sustained by the pneuma and distributed by the arteries throughout the body.
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Galen talks about tension, tonos, in a physiological sense, which seems to be related to either the innate heat of the living being, the good mixture of its humors, or the body's pneuma.
The discovery that her death was due to a loss of innate heat sets him "on a road of scientific inquiry" and self-discovery.
Giuseppe Ongaro discusses Cremonini's support of Aristotle on innate heat against the Galenist Pompeo Caimo, and Antonio Daniele writes about the disputation among Cremonini, Alessandro Tassoni, and Giuseppe degli Aromatari over Petrarch and the authority of Aristotle's poetics.