Medoroga, aka: Medas-roga; 5 Definition(s)


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Medoroga (मेदोरोग) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “hyperlipidemia”, which refers to abnormally elevated levels of lipids in the blood. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Obesity is described as ‘medoroga’ in ayurveda. It is said that it is comparatively easy to help an underweight person, rather than an overweight person. The overweight problem can be due to an actual increase in the fat component (meda dhatu), or it can be due to malfunctioning. These, accordingly, will need different approaches. In very few cases it can be an offshoot of other metabolic disorders.

Source: Dr. Shrotriya's Blog: Medoroga - Ayurvedic View

Medoroga (मेदोरोग) refers to “obesity” (a medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess weight or body fat that might affect their health). Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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mēdōrōga (मेदोरोग).—m S mēdōvyādhi m S Obesity or corpulence, or a disorder generally ascribed to excessive fat.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Medoroga (मेदोरोग).—excessive fatness.

Derivable forms: medorogaḥ (मेदोरोगः).

Medoroga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms medas and roga (रोग). See also (synonyms): medodoṣa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Somaroga (सोमरोग).—m. (-gaḥ) A particular disease of women.
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