Dhatugatajvara, Dhātugatajvara, Dhatugata-jvara: 1 definition


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Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Jvaranirnaya: a rare monograph on diagnosis of fevers from the pre-colonial era

Dhātugatajvara (धातुगतज्वर) refers to “fevers affecting various Dhātu”, according to the Tridoṣaja-Prakaraṇa section of the Jvaranirṇaya: an Ayurvedic manuscript dealing exclusively with types of jvara (fevers) written by Sri Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita in the 16th century CE.—The uniqueness of the text is that one can get a comprehensive classification, symptomatology and diagnosis of jvara, all at one place in this text. [...] The Tridoṣajaprakaraṇa section deals with types of sannipāta which are mostly mentioned by Vāgbhaṭa. Apart from this, it also deals with fevers affecting various Dhātu (dhātugatajvara) and the strength/severity of each of them (balābala). [...] Some other authors opine kṣīṇa-doṣa to be the cause for dhātugatatva. Doṣa affecting particular dhātu like vāta for asti; pitta affecting sveda, śonita, majja, māṃsa, rasa, meda; kapha affecting śukra, oja, mūtra and viṭ is mentioned. [...] It is mentioned that ‘some’ classify the dhātugata-jvara on the basis of liṅga which is saumya or tīkṣṇa.

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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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