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Etymology/ Definitionसेति कर्तव्यताको रोगोत्पादकहेतुर्निदानम् । मा. नि. १/१ मधुकोश
ReferenceC.Su.1/24,A.H.Ni.1/1, M.Ni.1/1 Madhukosha, C.Ni.1/3
Literary MeaningM / W – cause of, reason for
Implied MeaningAny causative factor, which leads to disease pathogenesis, is termed as Hetu .
Elaboration1 ) It is a concept from Triskandha Ayurveda Hetu – Linga – Aushadha = Cause – Symptom – Medicine )
2 ) First of all causative factors of disease, internal or external, directly or indirectly create an imbalance in Dosha , and only then symptoms of the disease manifest. The causative factors can be food, life style or other activities. All these factors affect one, two or all three Dosha .
Various types of causative factors described in Maadhavanidaana:
1. Vyabhichaari, Doora ( indirect cause ), Nikat`a ( Direct cause ), Praadhaaniktva ( Main Cause )
2. Asaatmyaindriyaartha ( improper contact of objects with respective sense organs ) ( Pradnyaaparaadha )
3. Vyanjaka , Utpaadaka ( disease producing causes )
4. Baahya ( External cause like trauma ), Aabhyantara ( internal cause i. e. vitiation of Dosha )
SynonymsNimitta – Thing which originates the process
Hetu, Kaaran`a – Cause
Aayatana – following certain path / channel
Pratyaya – 
One which is correlated with existing entity
Samutthaana – Utthaana – One, which stimulates silent / suppressed Dosha
Nidaana – One which is labelled or diagnosed
Kaaraka – initiator
Moola – Root of diseases, without this existence of a disease is not possible
Yoni – source of a disease
Contemporary ColloquialCause

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