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yellow bile

n.
See choler.
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GALEN'S MAJOR WORKS: His "On the Elements according to Hippocrates" describes the philosopher's system of four bodily humours, blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm, which were identified with the four classical elements and in turn with the seasons.
Classical Greece had a similar philosophy of cuisine (probably imported from China) and named four humors (blood black bile yellow bile phlegm) and their essences (heat cold dry moist).
The term "melancholia" has been endlessly discussed across various cultures throughout the centuries, using the theory of humorism, whereby Greek and Roman physicians contended that the human body consists of four humors: Black Bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, speculated that there were four humors--fluids--in the body: yellow bile, red bile, black bile and phlegm.
Lazure says April Fools Day is all about humiliation and notes that in the medical field the four humors were identified as black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood.
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.