from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Phlegm or mucus; especially, the mucous secretion of the pituitary or Schneiderian membrane. Also, rarely, pituite.
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- noun medicine, obsolete except historical
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Note 189: This body by which we are all sustained and live is composed ... of four humors, for it has in it blood, red bile, which we call choler, black bile, which we call melancholy, and phlegm, which is called pituita in Latin ....
The middle ventricle is a common concourse and cavity of them both, and hath two passages — the one to receive pituita, and the other extends itself to the fourth creek; in this they place imagination and cogitation, and so the three ventricles of the fore part of the brain are used.
Chrysippus himself liberally grants them to be fools as well as others, at certain times, upon some occasions, amitti virtutem ait per ebrietatem, aut atribilarium morbum, it may be lost by drunkenness or melancholy, he may be sometimes crazed as well as the rest:  ad summum sapiens nisi quum pituita molesta.
Galen holds it may be engendered of three alone, excluding phlegm, or pituita, whose true assertion  Valesius and Menardus stiffly maintain, and so doth  Fuschius, Montaltus,  Montanus.
The ancients thought it discharged the pituita, or mucus, into the nose.
Horace says, in a poem in which he jeers the Stoics, that even a wise man is out of sort when 'pituita molesta est;' which is, being interpreted, 'when, his phlegm is troublesome.'
Revenge is so unbecoming the rex regum, the man who is precipue sanus -- nisi cum pituita molesta est.
Si arthritis efta materia frigida, vt pituita, purga faepe, miftis etiam cholagagis (quod bilem miftam habe - teconfueuit fluxionis au&orem) & ftypticis, vt zias fluxionis aftringant.
Ad summam sapiens uno minor est Jove: dives, Liber, honoratus, pulcher, rex denique regum; Præcipue sanus, nisi quum pituita molesta est. "
Praecipue sanus -- nisi cum pituita molesta est. "