Parikartika, Parikartikā: 4 definitions



Parikartika 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

Parikartikā (परिकर्तिका) is a Sanskrit technical term, translating to “fissure-in-ano”. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: PMC: Management of Ano-Rectal disorders by Kṣārasūtra

Parikartikā (fissure-in-ano), is a disease whose description available in Caraka Saṃhitā, listed in the complications of Pañcakarma.[13] Fissure-in-ano is a tear in the pectin (below the dentate line of the anal canal) caused by trauma from the passage of hard stool. This tear results due to the angulation caused by, bulging of posterior perineum during defaecation.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parikartikā (परिकर्तिका).—A. sharp shooting pain, especially in the rectum.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parikartikā (परिकर्तिका):—[=pari-kartikā] [from pari-kṛt] f. sharp shooting pain ([especially] in the rectum), [Suśruta]

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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 (even English!). 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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