humoralism, humorism

SYN: humoral doctrine. [L. umor, humor, moisture]

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  • Aqueous humor — In medicine, humor refers to a fluid (or semifluid) substance. Thus, the aqueous humor is the fluid normally present in the front and rear chambers of the eye. It is a clear, watery fluid that flows between and nourishes the lens and the cornea;… …   Medical dictionary

  • Humor, aqueous — In medicine, humor refers to a fluid (or semifluid) substance. Thus, the aqueous humor is the fluid normally present in the front and rear chambers of the eye. It is a clear, watery fluid that flows between and nourishes the lens and the cornea;… …   Medical dictionary

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