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dosha(dosh´ah) according to the principle of constitution of the physical body in ayurveda, one of the three vital bioenergies (vata, pitta, kapha) condensed from the five elements; the doshas are responsible for the physical and emotional tendencies in the mind and body, and along with the seven dhatus (tissues) and three malas (waste products) make up the human body. The attributes of the doshas and their specific combination within each individual help determine the individual's physical and mental characteristics, while imbalance among the doshas is the cause of disease.
dosha(do'sha) [Sanskrit, dosha, fault, disease, bodily humor]
In ayurvedic medicine, one of three bodily humors or energies that link the body, its elemental liquids, and the mind.See: kapha