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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 186-189.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.03.002

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Clinical characteristics of specific symptoms of water-a factor related to disease nature*

Shi Yingjie1, Zhang Qiming2#, Wang Yiguo2, Lyu Jian2, Xu Yang3, Zhang Jianxiong4, Gao Pan1   

  1. 1 Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Shaanxi 712046, China;
    2 Institute of Chinese Basic Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China;
    3 Ningxia Medical University, Ningxia 751400, China;
    4 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100050, China
  • Received:2017-10-16 Online:2018-03-30 Published:2018-03-30
  • Supported by:
    *China Food and Drug Administration(No.Z0464)

Abstract: Objective To propose the confirmatory method for water-a factor related to disease nature. Methods Based on a symptom-pathogenesis database of Chinese medicine, the clinical characteristics of some symptoms that their pathogenesis can and only can be directly explained by water were screened. Results Water maybe excessive and dilute pathological products existing in skin, pleural cavity and abdominal cavity or exhausted from urinary passage and anus because of metabolic disorders. It is related to the decrease of assimilation or re-assimilation of humor. Water, as a factor related to disease nature, has some specific symptoms as (skin) dropsy sunken when pressed, (pleural cavity, abdominal cavity and etc.) hydrops, clear abundant (urine) and watery (stool). Conclusion The evidences for conforming pattern factors are the clinical characteristics of specific symptoms, and pathogenesis explanation is the basis that can establish the close relationship between a pattern factor and clinical characteristics of symptoms. The disease nature can be directly diagnosed as water when any one of above clinical characteristics of specific symptom appears. Water is a pattern factor.

Key words: factors related to disease nature, water, clinical characteristics of specific symptoms

CLC Number: 

  • R241.4