Diseases of the nervous system

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Diseases of the nervous system
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The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system. The brain and spinal cord control the movements and bodily processes that occur throughout the body. Due to this, diseases of the brain and nervous system can have wide ranging effects. In this book, the functions and diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles are discussed from the Ayurvedic point of view.

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The nervous system is the most evolved system and the brain is the most evolved organ in the body. The brain is the seat of the human mind. The mind controls the entire body through the brain and the nervous system. The mind, brain and body work in co-ordination with one another. Any disturbance in one affects the other two. These three are in continuous link with one another through "Vayu tanmatra" which are the nerve impulses transmitted through the nerves. Hence vataroga that is diseases of the Vata humour (dosha) include diseases of the mind, brain, nervous system, nerves and muscles.

In a patient suffering from heart, liver or kidney diseases, the affected organs can be replaced with the organs of a donor who may have met with an accidental death. However this is not possible in the case of the brain as the nerve plexus is distributed throughout the body.

In this book, the functions and diseases of the mind, brain, nervous system, nerves and muscles are discussed from the Ayurvedic point of view. This book will be useful to doctors, vaidyas, medical students, nurses and others.

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More Information
No of pages 214
Height 21cm
Width 14cm
Depth 1cm
Compilers Dr. Vasant B Athavale
Year of publication 2002
Binding Paperback
ISBN 81-8049-022-X
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