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  1. 
    • etiology, aetiology
    • 1. the branch of medical science that studies the causes of diseases and the factors underlying their spread.
    • 2. the accumulated knowledge of disease causes. — etiologist, n. — etiologic, etiological, adj.

  2. path·o·gen·e·sis (pth-jn-ss)
    • The development of a diseased or morbid condition.

  3. pathology [pəˈθɒlədʒɪ]
    • the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease




  4. The Six Exogenous Factors



    • The Six Exogenous Factors
    • Wind, cold, summer heat, damp, dryness and fire (warmth and heat) are the six climatic changes found in nature.


  5. All the six exogenous pathogenic factors,

    when affecting the body, invade

    from the exterior via ?

    • All the six exogenous pathogenic factors,

    • when affecting the body, invade

    • from the exterior via the skin, mouth or

    • nose. For this reason, the pathological

    • reactions they induce are known as "exogenous

    • diseases."

  6. wind
    • Wind

    • Wind is the predominant qi

    • of spring but may also occur in any of the

    • four seasons. Wind may easily invade the

    • body after sweating, or whilst sleeping.

  7. Facial paralysis
    • Pathogenic wind can not only combine

    • with the other five exogenous factors, but

    • also with phlegm to form wind phlegm.

    • Facial paralysis, for example, is mostly

    • seen as a conseq uence of the obst ruction

    • of wind phlegm in the meridians.


  8. Wind is a yang pathogenic factor


    and is characterized by
    • Wind is a yang pathogenic factor


    and is characterized by "upward and outward


    • dispersion."
    • It can therefore easily

    invade the upper part of the body, i.e. the


    head and face, and the exterior portion of


    the body, leading to impairment of the


    opening and closing of the pores. Clinical


    • manifestations are headache, nasal obstruction,
    • itching or pain in the throat,
    • facial puffiness, aversion to wind and
    • sweating.


  9. Urticaria is characterized by itching of the skin and wheals
    • Wind in nature blows in gusts and is characterized by rapid changes.


    Disorders caused by pathogenic wind, therefore,


    are marked by migratory symptoms,


    rapid changes and abrupt onset of disease.


    The migratory joint pain of wandering

    • bi
    • syndrome, for example, which

    is caused by pathogenic wind, is known as


    • wind
    • bi syndrome. Urticaria caused by

    pathogenic wind is characterized by itching


    of the skin and wheals which appear


    • and disappear from place to place.
  10. dizziness, vertigo,



    fremitus, convulsions




    Wind is characterized by constant







    movement. Moving pathogenic wind in







    the body can cause dizziness, vertigo,





    fremitus, convulsions and opisthotonos.
























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