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Black Bile

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Definition of the noun black bile

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  1. a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy


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Google previewThe Philadelphia Medical Dictionary (1808)

Containing a Concise Explanation of All the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Botany, Natural History, Chymistry, and Materia Medica by John Redman Coxe

Melaena, black bile; black vomit; a disease in which black bloody matter is vomited, the stools indurated and like pitch. Melenates, a black eagle. Melaina, black bile. mosos, the black disease. Melaleuca leucadendron, the plant which affords the cajeput oil. Melamfielos, black vine. Melamshyllum, bear's breech. Melamhodium, helleborus niger, or black hellebore. Melampyro, a species of eryngo root. Melamshyrum, purple, or black cow wheat, Melanagoga, medicines discharging ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)

A medicine which the ancients believed adapted for expelling black bile or melanchnly. M EL A N CH LO'RUS , (rm-1mm, and fiwpog, 'green.') The ancients gave this name to certain darkcoloured topical remedies. See Melsenu. MELANOHOLE, Atrabilis. MELANCHOLIA, (pdquoMa, from mclrmo, and XoXn, 'bile,) Melancholy—m. Autochirica, Suicide—m. Errabunda, Cuttubuth, Kutubuth— In. Flatuosa, Hypochondriasis—ln ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine: Historical perspective (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

are responsible for the four humours in the body; blood, yellow- bile, black bile and phlegm. The humours were characterized by combinations of qualities: blood (warm and moist), yellow- bile (warm and dry), black-bile (cold and dry), phlegm (cold and moist). The four humours occur in individuals in different proportions. This variation is responsible for all the individual differences with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Depression (2010)

by Linda Wasmer Andrews

The Latinized term “melancholia ” derives from the Greek roots melas and khole, meaning “black bile.” This terminology ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Health and Society (2006)

by Kevin White

Galen argued that disease was caused by an imbalance of the four humours that made up the body: blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. Balance was restored through dieting, purging, and blood letting (Hippocrates). GAMBLING tion. First, there has to be something about A good example of medicalizathe behaviour that makes it problematic to powerful groups and to broadly accepted cultural beliefs about the right way to live life. Gambling, in nineteenth-century America was at ...

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