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Etymology/ Definitionकला खल्वपि सप्त सम्भवन्ति, धात्वाशयान्तर मर्यादा:। सु. शा. ४/५
ReferenceS.Sha.4/5, A.H.Sha.3/9.
Literary MeaningM / W – division of time, a term for the seven substrata of the elements or Dhaatu of the human body ( viz. flesh , blood , fat , phlegm , urine , bile , and semen )
Implied Meaning1. A body part
2. A Parimaan`a – unit of of time
ElaborationThese are various membranes, which form the inner lining of various body constituents. Their main function is to permit trans membrane movement of nutrients and waste products and thus maintain the metabolic activity and homeostasis. The secretions are of two types in consistency watery and gel like. It is found in almost all the body constituents. As per the site and function they are classified into seven categories:
Seven types of Kalaa –
( Muscle supporting membrane ),
Raktadharaa ( Blood supporting membrane ),
Medodharaa ( Fat supporting membrane ),
S`hleshmadharaa Kapha supporting membrane ),
Pureeshadharaa ( Excret supporting membrane ),
Pittadharaa Pitta supporting membrane ),
S`hukradharaa ( S`hukra Dhaatu { Semen } supporting membrane )
2. It is a measuring unit of time.
Contemporary ColloquialFascia, serous and mucus membranes,
AntonymAas`haya, Srotasa

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