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Etymology/ Definitionअग्न्यधिष्ठानमन्नस्य ग्रहणात् ग्रहणी मता। च. चि. १५/५६
ReferenceC.Chi.15/56, A.H.Sha.3/50
Literary MeaningStomach
Implied Meaning1. Anatomical part of the body
2. A disease
Elaboration1. It is structural and functional unit of digestion. It is the seat of Agni . As it accepts ingested food for digestion and retains it till digestion is completed and it releases the digested food in the form of Aahaara Rasa in the Rasavaahinee Dhamanee to be taken to the heart for circulation. It is called Grahan`ee .
2. It is one of the important diseases developed due to weakness of Agni .
SynonymsAamaas`haya, Agnyaash`aya
Contemporary ColloquialStomach, Duodenum, Small Intestine

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