Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory and digestive passages.
Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.
Phlegm arises from stagnation of the body fluids. It can cause symptoms such as mucous in the Lungs, nodules on joints, kidney or gall stones and/or lumps under the skin. If it blocks the Heart orifices it can cause some forms of mental illness.
Abnormal amounts of mucus; phlegm coughed up through the mouth is called sputum
mucus that accumulates in the throat and is often gagged up
Also called sputum, it is bits of thick mucus mixed with bacteria coughed up from the lungs.
Thick mucus from the airways of the body.
Viscous secretion produced by the respiratory tract.
Thick, sticky, stringy mucus produced by the respiratory tract, usually as the result of irritation, inflammation, or infection of the airways.
(flem) ( listen) Thick mucus secreted by the walls of the respiratory passages, especially during a cold
G. phlegma = thick mucus; one of four humours of early physiology; thought to be a discharge from brain; cf. pituitary.
thick mucous from respiratory passage.
expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
may be a visible, sticky substance such as mucus or metaphorical to indicate a disorder that causes a reduction in the flow of qi
A non-medical term for Sputum.
thick mucus, especially from the respiratory (breathing) passages.
thick mucous secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory passages.
Thick mucus, especially from the sinuses or respiratory tract.
In Modern Western Medicine Similar To Mucus Or Sputum; Galenical (Q.V.) Humor (Q.V.) Associated With The Water Element And Considered Cold And Damp; Kapha (Q.V.); Associated With Spleen Deficiency In Traditional Chinese Medicine. The secretion of mucous expectoration from the lungs. Mucus, a by-product of dense, congealed Dampness, which can cause obstructions, nodules, lumps, or tumors.
Pronounced 'Flem'. Mucus that is coughed up from the lungs.
a slimy fluid that is present in the airways. It is also known as mucus.
thick, gluey, stringy mucus secreted in the respiratory passages usually as a result of inflammation, iritation or infection of the airways, and discharged through the mouth.
In TCM, Phlegm is congealed Dampness which may accumulate throughout the body. When combined with other conditions (e.g. Blood Stagnation), Phlegm can easily turn into masses, lumps, or tumors. The pulse is generally slippery or tight; and the tongue will often have a greasy coating.
Mucus, especially mucus produced by the lungs during inflammation or infection.
Phlegm (pronounced ) is sticky fluid secreted by the typhoid membranes of animals. Its definition is limited to the mucus produced by the respiratory system, excluding that from the nasal passages, and particularly that which is expelled by coughing (sputum). Its composition varies, depending on climate, genetics and state of the immune system, but basically is a water-based gel consisting in glycoproteins, immunoglobulins, lipids, etc.