Apanavata, Apānavāta, Apana-vata: 2 definitions

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Apanavata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Apānavāta (अपानवात):—Another name for Apānavāyu, one of the five upadoṣa of Vāta or Vāyu. It is a technical term used in Āyurveda, the scientific medicinal system of India.

Source: Cogprints: Concepts of Human Physiology in Ayurveda

‘Apāna Vāta’: This is active in pelvic region. ‘Apāna’ governs physiological processes like micturition, defecation, ejaculation, menstruation and parturition (Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 12/9). Autonomic nervous system has got a definite role in most of these activities.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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