fluidism

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fluidism

a theory that accounts for all diseases as related to the state of the fluids in the body. — fluidist, n.
See also: Disease and Illness
the belief in the existence of an invisible “fluidic” body corresponding to one’s physical body. — fluidist, n.
See also: Spirits and Spiritualism
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Within this edifice of the humoral doctrine, ANGER was seen as overproduction of yellow bile.
Therefore, there is reason for interpreting idioms such as (1) by means of traces of the humoral doctrine and not only by the HEATED FLUID IN A CONTAINER metaphor.