Nidanasthana, Nidānasthāna, Nidana-sthana: 3 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Nidānasthāna (निदानस्थान).—Second book of the Purva-tantra (part of the Sushruta Samhita, an ayurvedic text). It is dedicated to aetiology, the signs and symptoms of important surgical diseases and those ailments which have a bearing on surgery. Click here to read the book.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

1) Nidānasthāna (निदानस्थान) refers to the second of the eight sections of the Carakasaṃhitā which enjoys a prime position among Ayurvedic treatises and is written in the form of advices of the sage Ātreya to the sage Agniveśa. The Carakasaṃhitā contains eight sections [viz., nidānasthāna]. Sūtrasthāna contains 30 chapters.

2) Nidānasthāna (निदानस्थान) refers to one of the six sections of the Suśrutasaṃhitā, an important Ayurvedic treatise. The discourses of the teacher Divodasa are believed to be summarised by his disciple Suśruta, who wrote the work Suśrutasaṃhitā in 4th century CE. Suśrutasaṃhitā contains six sections [viz., nidānasthāna].

3) Nidānasthāna (निदानस्थान) also refers to one of the five sections of the 5th century Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya by Vāgbhaṭa. Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya is divided into two—pūrvatantra and uttaratantra. In the pūrvatantra there are five divisions which go by the names sūtrasthāna, nidānasthāna, śarīrasthāna, cikitsāsthāna and kalpasthāna.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nidānasthāna (निदानस्थान).—one of the departments of medical science, Pathology.

Derivable forms: nidānasthānam (निदानस्थानम्).

Nidānasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nidāna and sthāna (स्थान).

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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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