Majjakshaya, aka: Majjākṣaya, Majja-kshaya; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Majjākṣaya can be transliterated into English as Majjaksaya or Majjakshaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Majjākṣaya (मज्जाक्षय, “majjā deficiency”).—The Sanskrit name for one of the eighteen types of bodily defiencies (kṣaya), as described by Vāgbhaṭa (6th-century). He was the auther of both the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha and the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā, both classics in Āyurveda literature. Symptoms and signs of Majjākṣaya include dizziness and darkness and some sort of asplastic anaemia.

Source: Wisdom Library: A History of Indian Philosophy

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