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/va·ta/ (vah´tah) [Sanskrit] in ayurveda, one of the three doshas, condensed from the elements air and space. It is the principle of kinetic energy in the body, is concerned with the nervous system and with circulation, movement, and pathology, and is eliminated from the body through defecation.


Ayurvedic medicine
The dosha that represents the air and ether elements, according to the ayurvedic construct; vata controls the movements of fluids and cells through the body, as well as the activity of organs, muscles, nerves and thought.


One of the three main constitutional types found under Ayurvedic principles. Keeping one's particular constitution in balance is considered important in maintaining health.
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vata (wäˑ·t),

n in Ayurveda, one of the three organizing principles (doshas) responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Formed by a combination of air and water, vata is involved in dynamic bodily functions, such as blood circulation, peristalsis, and elimination of food. See also doshas.
vata, apana (u·p·n),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the vata dosha, the influence of which is evident in the large intestine and rectum, bladder, and genitals. It promotes elimination, procreation, and menstruation, and when imbalanced, it results in constipation or diarrhea, lumbago, sexual dysfunction, and diseases of the genitourinary tract. See also doshas.
vata, prana (präˑ·n wäˑ·t),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the vata dosha, the influence of which is evident in the brain, throat, heart, and lungs. It sustains respiration, cognition, memory, feeling, and perceptions; when out of balance, it contributes to respiratory, neurological, and cognitive disorders. This is the most important subdosha to keep in balance because it leads all other aspects of vata dosha, which in turn governs all three doshas. See also doshas.
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Vata, prana.
vata, sama (sä·m wä·t),
n in Ayurveda, ama in combination with a vata imbalance, manifesting in the form of constipation, abdominal gas, and anorexia. Remedied with pungent, digestive, carminative, and laxative herbs. See also ama, vata.
vata, samana (sä·mä·n),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the vata dosha, the influence of which is evident in the stomach and intestines. It promotes peristalsis; when imbalanced, it results in indigestion and anorexia. See also doshas.
vata, udana (ōō·dä'n),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the vata dosha whose influence is evident in the lungs, throat, and navel. It sustains speaking, swallowing, and bodily energy in general; when imbalanced, it results in fatigue, speech disorders, and throat conditions. See also doshas.
vata, vyana (vē·ä·n),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the vata dosha, the influence of which is evident in the integument, circulatory, and nervous systems. It promotes healthy circulation and the sense of touch. An imbalance of this dosha results in cardiovascular conditions and neurologic disorders. See also doshas.
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