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In ayurveda, ama is the concept of anything that exists in a state of incomplete transformation. In particular, it is claimed to be a toxic byproduct generated due to improper or incomplete digestion. The concept does not have a direct equivalent in standard medicine.
"Ama" is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "uncooked" or "undigested".
- Kacera, Walter (2007). "Ama and Disease". Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis. Lotus Press. pp. 159–176. ISBN 978-0-940985-77-3.
- http://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2008;volume=19;issue=1;spage=52;epage=61;aulast=Amruthesh Dentistry and Ayurveda - IV: Classification and management of common oral diseases
- http://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=09709290&AN=26214672&h=GMGOeADM0ninrhhxr%2fSXhfQeebinOTF7ejtyDiosA5NtRLAqkL5aoJRGYL%2f6N7kdeYs%2fKaM6HfhKIV1OtQA2eA%3d%3d&crl=c Dentistry and Ayurveda--III (basics - ama, immunity, ojas, rasas, etiopathogenesis and prevention)