MOTHER AND CHILD CARE IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

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Glossary of Technical Terms

Aarthava Menstrual fluid, also means the ovum
Aarthava vaha srothasThe channels carrying aarthava
Aasthaapana BasthiCorrective or unctuous enema
Agni Karma Cauterization
Aksha A measurement of weight approximately 10 gms.
Anuvaasana BashtiUnctuous enema
Apaana Vaayu One of the five verieties of Vaatha
Apara Placenta
Basthi Enema
Basthi-sheersha Neck of the bladder
Beeja Ovum
Chardi Roga Vomiting
Chetna Life
Dowhrudya A state of having two hrudayaas
Garbha Foetus
Garbha paatha Abortion
Garbha sraava Substances and regimen which are conducive to the growth of the foetus
Garbhaashaya Uterus
Garbhini ParicharyaCare of the pregnant woman
Gothra Clan
Gyaanendriya Sense organs of perception
JeevaLife
Karmendriya Organs of action
KshaaraAlkali
KshetraLocation (here means garbhashaya)
Kukshi Pelvic region
Kusha A variety of grass
Laaja Puffed rice
Langhana Fasting
Lekhana Karma Emaciation
Loha Iron
Maasaanumaasika PathyaMonthwise dietary regimen
Maithuna Sexual intercourse
Masthu The clear supernatant part of curds or sour buttermilk
NathaiSnail
Ojas The final essence of dhaathus
Paachana Digestive
Pichu Tampon/douche
Prasava maargaBirth canal
Prasoothi Tantra Obstetrics
Pushya nakshathra The pushya constellation
Raktha mokshana Blood letting
Rasa Product of digestion
Rithu Menses
Rithu kaala Period of menstruation
Romaraaji The linear pigmented area stretching from the umbilicus to the sumphisis pubis, known as linear nigra
Saaraka Inducing flow or excretion
Sadyogruheetha
Garbha lakshanas
Immediate signs and symptoms of pregnancy
Samprapthi Anabolic
Seka Sprinkling
Shaali A variety of rice
Shasti A variety of rice which grows in 60 days
Shonitha Blood or menstrual blood
ShukraSemen
Snehana Unction
Soothika Paricharya Care of the parturent
Swapna viparyaya Reversed sleeping habits
Swedana Sudation/fomentation
Tharpana Anabolics
Utkataasana Squatting posture
Vega Natural urge
VidaahiInducing burning sensation
Vyaktha Garbha lakshanasPositive signs and symptoms of pregnancy
Yukthi Reasoning
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