Humoral pathology

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(Med.) the pathology, or doctrine of the nature of diseases, which attributes all morbid phenomena to the disordered condition of the fluids or humors of the body.

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Until that time, she argues in her introduction, the notion of human beings as microcosms linked them with the natural world, whose four elements provided the bases for the theory of humoral pathology in medicine.
Received accounts of humoral pathology thus lead us astray when they concentrate on the logic of balance and imbalance.