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Support for Human Estrus: Documentation in Ayurveda

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  • Kalanghot Padmanabhan Skandhan MSc, PhD, DSc,

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    1. Department of Physiology, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Eranakulam, India
      Kalanghot Padmanabhan Skandhan, MSc, PhD, DSc, 902, VC Valley Apartments, Opp. CSEZ, Kakkanad, Cochin 682 037, India. Tel: (91) 9446507623; Fax: (91) 484 2478093; E-mail: kpskandhan@gmail.com
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  • Achuthan Rajahariprasad MD, PhD,

    1. Department of Kaumarabhritya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, India
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  • Balakrishnan Sumangala MD, DCP

    1. Department of Pathology, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Eranakulam, India
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Kalanghot Padmanabhan Skandhan, MSc, PhD, DSc, 902, VC Valley Apartments, Opp. CSEZ, Kakkanad, Cochin 682 037, India. Tel: (91) 9446507623; Fax: (91) 484 2478093; E-mail: kpskandhan@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Introduction.  Human estrus is a new topic to discussion. Articles related to this are few.

Aim.  Authors present here the first known report on human estrus, which was discussed in the Ayurveda classic text, Susruta Samhita, dated back to the 1st century BC.

Main Outcome Measure.  Supporting this, evidence from modern literature is presented here.

Results.  Estrus discussed as a fresh topic.

Conclusion.  Authors concluded that all modern research results, though limited, are in support of the oldest writing about human estrus. Skandhan KP, Rajahariprasad A, and Sumangala B. Support for human estrus: Documentation in ayurveda. J Sex Med 2012;9:322–325.

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