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jiitm 2013, 3(4): 451-460 Back to browse issues page
The Study of Liver Obstruction from the View Point of Avicenna
M.H. Somi *, M.B. Minae, M. Kamalinejad, M. Mosadegh, G. Mohammadi
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Liver is the biggest solid organ in one’s body and obstruction is discerned as one of the serious diseases related to it, which is to be called to any clogging and obstruction in veins and vessels –obstruction plays a significant role in causing a disease and it is increasing from childhood to old ages. Studying Liver Obstruction would be helpful to the diagnosis and treatments of liver diseases (1) (2). Liver plays a significant role in metabolism and it is said by Galen on the importance of liver that if someone is incapable of doing his work without any evidence reason, he suffers from liver disease(9). In this qualitative research, Liver Obstruction has been studied from Avicenna’s book Al-Qanun -fil-tibb (The Canon of Medicine) which is compared with Liver Obstruction proposed in Iksir-e-azam by Hakim Mohammad Khan Azam and in some ways with the other Liver Obstruction of ancient physicians has been compared. on the occasion that a Liver Obstruction won’t be diagnosed and cured correctly or timely, the disease tends to change to a chronic one and goes to infection, swelling , edema and ascites(2). Studying Liver Obstruction seems to be helpful to avoid the above mentioned disease becomes chronic and its fatal side effects or problems. In this study the diagnosis features and symptoms of different kinds of Liver Obstructions have been extracted, further more a quick and simple diagnosis algorithm has been presented

Keywords: Obstruction, Liver, Avicenna, Traditional Medicine, Al-Qanunfi'l-tibb (The Canon of Medicine), Iksir-e-azam
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Type of Study: Origianal Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/09/23 | Accepted: 2013/01/13
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