Sushruta-samhita, Suśruta-saṃhitā: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Suśruta-saṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Susruta-samhita or Sushruta-samhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Suśrutasaṃhitā (सुश्रुतसंहिता) is the first one to deal with the surgical aspects of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic 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:—
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
1) The Sushruta Samhita (सुश्रुतसंहिता) is a Sanskrit text on surgery, attributed to Sushruta, likely a historical physician of 6th century BCE Varanasi. The text as preserved dates to the 3rd or 4th century CE. It is one of three foundational texts of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), alongside the Charaka Samhita and the medical portions of the Bower Manuscript. The Sushruta Samhita contains 184 chapters and description of 1120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources.
2) Suśruta Saṃhitā is a Sanskrit redaction text on all of the major concepts of ayurvedic medicine with innovative chapters on surgery, attributed to Sushruta, likely a historical sage physician of 6th century BC.Source: Medical Dictionary: Hinduism
Ancient text of Ayurveda on surgery, written by sage Sushruta; includes description of surgical operations done to remove obstructions in the intestines, bladder stones, cataracts of the eye, and rhinoplasty.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Suśrutasaṃhitā (सुश्रुतसंहिता):—[=su-śruta-saṃhitā] [from su-śruta > su > su-śaṃsa] f. Suśruta’s medical work
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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Full-text (+524): Chedana, Uttaratantra, Sutrasthana, Shravana, Drishti, Bhedana, Esana, Shvana, Kalpasthana, Bhagandara, Cikitsasthana, Lekhana, Purvatantra, Sharirasthana, Nidanasthana, Bhinnanjana, Supa, Sira, Yusa, Svarna.
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History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 4 - Text Books of Medicine < [Part 2-3 - Medical Institutions in Ancient India]
Chapter 3 - Dress and Clothing < [Part 4 - Some Aspects of Life in Caraka’s Times]
Chapter 2 - The Purpose of the Study of Medicine < [Part 2-3 - Medical Institutions in Ancient India]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 18 - Āyurveda Literature < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 1 - Āyurveda and the Atharva-veda < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
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Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)