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yellow bile

n.
See choler.
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He maintained that blood permeated the septum between left and right ventricle and persisted in the Hippocratic misconception that the body's fluids were composed of an equilibrium of four humours (black bile, yellow bile, blood, and phlegm) and the rationale of medicine was to restore any disease-causing imbalance.
According to Greek philosopher Theophrastus, the successor of Aristotle, the balance of these humors result in particular temperaments: Those with too much blood were sanguine or optimistic, those with too much phlegm were phlegmatic or indifferent, those with too much yellow bile were choleric or doers, and those with too much black bile were melancholic.
Even though scientists and doctors at that time no longer believed illness to be a result of an imbalance of the body's four humors (black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood) and knew that germs caused many diseases, they originally believed this pandemic was due to a bacteria, not a virus.
She said: "Josh was in and out of consciousness and bringing up yellow bile by the time we saw the second doctor.
Yellow bile was one of four "humours" which was associated with weakness or illness.
Type measures go back to the ancient philosophers, who said that personality was determined by the balance of four humours--blood, black bile, yellow bile and phlegm.
Many illnesses are identified in the CH as the result of a disruption in the equilibrium of the four primary bodily fluids: blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile.
Health and sickness, we can all recite, were once believed to hinge on the balance and imbalance of blood and phlegm, yellow bile and black bile, each of which represented differing mixes of the hot and the cold, the wet and the dry.