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Sadhaka pitta: type of pitta governing the brain

Sama: with ama or toxins

Samadhi: A state of equilibrium; supreme joy and bliss

Samana vata: equalising form of five vata types

Sammurchana: amalgamation between viliated dosha and dushya

Samprapti: pathogenes

Samsarga: duel vitiation of dosha.

Sandra: type of attribute, dense

Sattva: the higher principle of harmony of three qualities of nature or trigunas

Scabies: A contagious skin disease characterized by itching and peeling of the skin

Sciatica: Inflammation of the sciatic nerve characterized by lower back pain which radiates down the leg

Shakha: four limbs

Shakha marga: external disease tract

Shishir: winter

Shita: type of attribute, cold

Shlakshna: type of attribute, smooth

Shleshaka: form of kapha

Shleshaka: form of kapha lubricating joints

Shodhana: purification, detoxification

Shukra: reproductive tissue

Shukradhara kala: special membrane for reproductive system

Sira: blood vessel

Snehan: fomentation

Snehana: oleation therapy

Soma: bliss of pleasure, principle at work behind the mind and senses

Spondylosis: A condition of the spine characterized by fixation or stiffness of a vertebral joint

Sthana saushraya: localisation, stage of pathogenesis

Sthira: type of attribute, stable

Sthoola: type of attribute, gross

Sukshma: type of attribute, subtle

Surya Namaskara: the "sun salute,"

Sushruta: author of Sushruta Samhita, ancient Ayurvedic surgeon

Sweda: sweat

Swedavaha srotas: system for sweat

Syphilis: A venereal infection transmitted through sexual contact


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