humoral

adjective
hu·mor·al | \ˈhyü-mə-rəl, ˈyü-\

Definition of humoral 

1 : of, relating to, proceeding from, or involving a bodily humor (such as a hormone)

2 : relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that involves antibodies secreted by B cells and circulating in bodily fluids

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In the 19th century, numerous discoveries struck the final blow to the humoral system. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "How Coffee, Chocolate and Tea Overturned a 1,500-Year-Old Medical Mindset," 17 May 2017 The way this worked in practice was that doctors would prescribe specific foods to adjust their patient’s humoral balance. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "How Coffee, Chocolate and Tea Overturned a 1,500-Year-Old Medical Mindset," 17 May 2017 If one substance could cure any illness, what did that say about the rest of humoral theory? Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "How Coffee, Chocolate and Tea Overturned a 1,500-Year-Old Medical Mindset," 17 May 2017 In the 19th century, numerous discoveries struck the final blow to the humoral system. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "How Coffee, Chocolate and Tea Overturned a 1,500-Year-Old Medical Mindset," 17 May 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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humoral

adjective
hu·mor·al | \ˈ(h)yüm-(ə-)rəl \

Medical Definition of humoral 

1 : of, relating to, proceeding from, or involving a bodily humor (as a hormone) humoral control of sugar metabolism

2 : relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that involves antibodies secreted by B cells and circulating in bodily fluids humoral immunity humoral immune response humoral system of immunity — compare cell-mediated

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