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A thick nasal secretion.
Synonym(s): glairy mucus
[L. phlegm or thick mucous secretion]
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nempe cholica, dolore articulorum, calculo, haemorrhoidibus, febri iasthmate, capitis dolore, pituita, sanguinis vomitatione, denique pediculi undique scantentibus exersus, infelicissime ac foedissime obiit."
is a common concourse and cavity of them both; and hath two passages; the one to receive Pituita [phlegm], the other extends itself to the fourth creek [ventricle, or the hinder part], in this they place Imagination.