Pradhana-karma, Pradhāna-karma: 1 definition



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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Pradhāna-karma is a medical term used in Ayurveda meaning "principal therapeutical or surgical appliances".

Several authorities hold that application of absorbent (Pāchana) or healing medicinal agents, within the second or the principal measures (Pradhāna-karma);

Others, on the contrary, lay down that the administration of active purgatives, emetics etc., should be grouped under the second subhead (Pradhāna-karma)

While according to others, measures employed for the subjugation of a disease in its patent or fully developed stage should be denominated as the Pradhána-karma.

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