phlegm

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apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

expectorated matter

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Procedures had to avoid destructive calcination (distillation until dry), a common procedure in organic chemistry for centuries, because it yielded much the same complex mixtures of poorly characterized degradation products and weighed as fractions of gas, oil, phlegma, and residue from everything studied.
Awarding merit to emotions the less "arbitrary and coercive" they are leads to a conclusion which "may appear odd": "the absence of emotion (apatheia, phlegma in significatu bono), when found in a mood that adheres emphatically and insistently to its principles, cannot only be sublime but most admirably so" (Kant 132-33, trans, de Man, quoted in AI 125).
Heroditus: Galen, come quick, Phlegma is having an acute imbalance of his humors.
In 1490 the surgeon and poet Hans Folz praised distilled wine--which "now everybody is drinking"--as a remedy against phlegma (sadness, etc.