The three energies in Ayurveda medicine. When in balance with each other are believed to maintain good health and also determine personality.
The name for the shape of two strands of DNA when bound together into a twisted helix.
Liquids (sea water, lemon juice, vinegar or shop-bought preparations) used to rinse the vagina before or after sexual activity.
Remedies and bandages used to dress or cover a sore, wound, or other lesion.
A device designed specifically for the easy dispensing of liquid to an ill individual, presumably one who is lying down.
A condition where the foot and toes cannot be turned upwards, or at right angles to the leg. This results in an abnormal way of walking.
An accumulation of fluid in the body tissues which results in swelling.
Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines. They affect the structure or function of a living organism.
A (usually earthenware) container designed to hold apothecaries' ointments and dry drugs.
A condition characterized by being very short, but with standard body proportions. It occurs from an insufficient production of growth hormone.
An apparatus for measuring force or power. In particular muscular effort of humans or animals, the power developed by a motor, or that needed to operate machinery. It commonly has a spring to be compressed or weight to be sustained by the force applied.
Infectious disease with symptoms including diarrhoea, bleeding, and abdominal cramps. It spreads in contaminated food and water, especially in the tropics.