Pittakshaya, aka: Pittakṣaya, Pitta-kshaya; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Pittakṣaya can be transliterated into English as Pittaksaya or Pittakshaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Pittakṣaya (पित्तक्षय, “pitta 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 Pittakṣaya include anorexia (mandāgni) and a sensation of cold.

Source: Wisdom Library: A History of Indian Philosophy

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