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Etymology/ Definitionधातुप्रदूषणमिति वातादीनां समत्वेन शरीरधारणात्मकानां तथा रसादीनां च दूषणं किंचित् यथा यवकमन्दकविषादि च. सू. १/६७ चक्रपाणि
ReferenceC.Su.1/67 Chakrapaan`i
Literary MeaningVitiation of Dhaatu
Implied MeaningThe substances which cause specific vitiation of Dhaatu without disturbing the state of Dosha in general, are labelled as Dhaatupradooshan`a . The wider scope of the term suggests any considerable untoward effect on the body e. g. Yava, Mandaka, Visha ( poison ).
ElaborationDhaatupradooshan`a is a type of Dravya in the three – fold classification of substances.
These substances have contaminating effect mainly on the tissues and not so much on the Dosha . They are not wholesome and beneficial to the tissue metabolism.

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