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yellow bile

humor effecting temperament of irritability. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
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(Meanwhile, the desert muse appears, drinks from what appears to be the same green soda can we saw before, and vomits yellow bile.) Such musings are interwoven with more "Prevent" content and, in the video's third part (downstairs), a digital animation that includes a shifting view of an iceberg that takes in the object from upper tip to base, where the iceberg narrows until it morphs into the eye of a webcam device attached to a computer in a bedroom flanked by two posters that transform from a soccer player into a vision of a white nationalist movement, and from a convertible on a beach into a truck carrying militants.
2) Morbid humors (such as body secretions from the blood, black bile, yellow bile)
Blood-letting is based on an ancient medical theory that the four bodily fluids (blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile), should stay in balance to preserve health.
These elements were linked to the four seasons and also to the four "humours" inside each human being: yellow bile, black bile, blood and phlegm.
The basis of the word lily-livered lies in the once-held belief that a person's health and temperament are influenced by four bodily fluids, or humors: blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. According to this medieval theory of medicine, yellow bile or choler, the humor that governs anger, spirit and courage, makes a person choleric, or hot-tempered.
This volume looks at the prevalent economic thinking before the changes, considering concepts such the circle of justice, household economy and humorism--a transfer of the medical theory separating blood, yellow bile, black bile and phleghm into scholars, merchants, peasants and bureaucrats.
Stones may prevent yellow bile from passing to the intestines and may cause gross damage or critical infections in the bladder, liver or pancreas and if left untreated could become lethal.
It was thought that the nature of tumours depended on mixtures of humours (blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile) and their response to stimuli such as fever, injury, fractures and overexertion, present in a particular region of the body.
At the time, medicine was based on the ancient Greek idea that health was a reflection of the balance between the four humours, namely black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood.
She begins with the humoral theory in which a subject's health is determined by the equal balance of yellow bile, phlegm, blood and black bile, which are associated with heat, wetness, dryness and coldness respectively.