|Etymology/ Definition||वाय्वम्बुतेजसा रक्तमूष्मणा चाभिसंयुतम् /स्थिरतां प्राप्य मांसं स्यात् स्वोष्मणा पक्वमेव तत् / च.चि.१५/२९|
|Reference||C.Chi.15/29, C.Su.28/13, S.Su.14/10, A.H.Su.11/18,|
|Literary Meaning||The muscular tissue|
|Implied Meaning||The muscular tissue of the body situated below the skin , which covers the bones and all organs .|
|Elaboration||Maamsa is unctuous , stable , solid , smooth , fibrous , tender and yet firm and cold . It is nourished by Rakta Dhaatu ( Kedaarakulyaa Nyaaya ). It is brownish in colour .|
Its main function is to provide the outer boundary and protective layer to all the organs , impart contractility to them and maintain their shape .
There are twelve types of muscles described by Sus ` hruta .
From Maamsadharaa Kalaa ( muscle supporting membrane ) arise Vasaa and the sixth innermost layer of skin . These two are the subtypes of Maamsa ( Upadhaatu _ s ).
Maamsadusht ` i ( vitiation of Maamsa ) gives rise to diseases like Hypertrophy , Hyperplasia of muscle , and heaviness in the body , tumours swelling in the neck ( Galas ` haalooka , Galas ` hun ` d ` ikaa ).
|Synonyms||Pis ` hitam , Palalam , Kravyam , Aamisham|
|Contemporary Colloquial||Muscle tissue , fascia|
Last updated on June 15th, 2021 at 04:14 am