Curriculum Vitae

Dr.Semmal Syed Meerasa   MBBS, MD, DLO

MBBS – Government Stanley Medical College (1997)

DLO – Government Kilpauk Medical College (2001)

MD Physiology – Sri Ramachandra University (2006)

Fathers Name: Late Mohammed Mustafa

Religion – MUSLIM

Mother Tongue: Tamil

Languages Known – English, Tamil

Current Job –

Professor and Head, Department of Physiology,

Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute

Ammappettai, Kancheepuram District

Home Address:

AE 103, 6th Street, 10th Main Road, Anna Nagar West, Chennai – 600040

Tamilnadu, India

Phone: +91 8939462185

E Mail: greatindiangene@gmail.com

Academic Record As on July 2017 

Total Teaching Experience 

15th July 2006 = Joined as an Assistant Professor of Physiology at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai.

03rd Sep 2012 = Promoted as an Associate Professor of Physiology at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai.

On 1st Jan 2016 = Promoted as Professor of Physiology at Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram

As on July 2017 Total Teaching Experience = 11 Years

Sixteen Research Article Publications as on July 2017 

Citation of Publications 

  1. Semmal Syed Meerasa M,JaiganeshK, Gladmohesh M,Parthasarathy S.; Nicotine addiction and Depressive Symptomatology in Type 2 Dabetes Mellitus in a Rural Area in Tamilnadu ; Volume 12 , Number 4 , Pages 26 – 29 ; The Asian Journal of Diabetology; ISSN 0972-7043;RNI NO.- 71334/99.
  2. Semmal Syed Meerasa M,Insights regarding Parapraxis in Classical Tamil Literature Thirukkural ; Volume 11 , July ,2011 ; ISSN 1930 – 2940 ; Language in India Journal. Open Access Journal; Indexed in 3 leading databases: EBSCOHost databaseMLA International Bibliography and the Directory of Periodicals, and ProQuest (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts) and also in the Directory of Open Access Journals.http://languageinindia.com/july2011/semmalslipofthetonguefinalpaid.pdf
  3. K. Jaiganesh, M. Semmal Syed Meerasa, M. I.Glad Mohesh, D.F.Stanley Mangalakumar Robert; Impaired Glucose Tolerance: a pilot study in Randomly Selected Population of Chennai; Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2010; 54 (2): 169–173.ISSN 0019 – 5499.
  4. V.Duraisami, Semmal Syed Meerasa.M., K.Jaiganesh; Effect of Suryanamaskar asanas Pranayama and Meditation on self concept of secondary school boys in Chennai; Indian Journal for research in Physical Education and Sports Sciences (IJRPESS) ISSN 0973 – 9025; April – September 2010; Volume 5; Number 1; Pages 61-64.
  5. Semmal Syed Meerasa.M.,Priscilla.J, Subhashini.A.S, A study of Autonomic Functions in young and postmenopausal women, BAPT 2008 BAPT,Vol 2 (1) ;p20 -22,April 2008.
  6. Semmal Syed Meerasa.M,. Analysis of the neuropsychological insights regarding    consolidation of negative memory in Thirukkural. BAPT Vol 4(1) pg 52-55, October 2010.
  7. Roopa S, Bagavad Geetha M, Semmal Syed Meerasa.M,.Subhashini AS, Madhusudan Rao. Teaching physiology by the broken lecture method. BAPT Vol 4(1) October 2010.
  8. Melani Rajendran S, Semmal M, Buhari AJ, Bhashi S, Rajendran P; Evaluation of the Emotional impact of Cadaver Dissection in Medical Students at the Entry Level  ;  International  Journal of Anatomical Sciences ; September 2011; Volume II; Number II; Pages 26 – 30 – www.ijas.in
  9. M.Semmal,Ahmed Shahin; The Psychophysiological Mechanisms of Protection Against  Negative Emotions Induced Aberrations in Vascular Physiology Among Sports Women; International Journal of Applied Management Research (IJAMR) ;  Jan – June 2015; Volume VII; Issue I, Number II ; Pages 01 – 03; ISSN 0974 – 8709.www.tisslinternational.org.
  10. Malathi S, Semmal Syed Meerasa, Sureh Kumar M, Jalaludeen Bugari A, Subhashini A.S, Bhashi Sukumaran; The Relationship Between Gender and C – Reactive Protein among the South Indian PopulationBAPT Vol 4 (1) October 2010; Pages 23- 25.
  11. Manavai MustafaSemmal Syed Meerasa; Insights Regarding the Physiological Fertile Period across the Menstrual Cycle in the Ancient Tamil Literary Work – Tolkappiyam; Journal of Modern Thamizh Research ; Volume I; Number II; Pages 14 – 16; ISSN 2321 – 984X.
  12. Elavarasi.P, Semmal Syed Meerasa, S.Poonguzhali; Assessment of Knowledge in Concepts Related To Cardiovascular Physiology among Biomedical Engineering Students in Chennai; IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME); e-ISSN: 2320–7388,p-ISSN: 2320–737X Volume 5, Issue 3 Ver. II (May – Jun. 2015), PP 31-33; www.iosrjournals.org.
  13. Sindhuja.J , Semmal Syed Meerasa,Subhashini.A.S; The Influence of Laughter and Humour on Pain Perception among Male Adolescents; IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS)); e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861; Volume 14, Issue 5; May 2015; pages 17 – 20;  www.iosrjournals.org.
  14. M.Gopi,Semmal Syed MeerasaAJ Buhari, Subhashini.A.S; Correlation Between Hemoglobin Levels  and Verbal Memory among an older adult population in Chennai ; IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS)); e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861; Volume 14, Issue 8; August  2015; pages 26 – 29;  www.iosrjournals.org.
  15. Glad Mohesh MI, Semmal Syed Meerasa. Perceptions on M-learning through WhatsApp application. Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences. 2016;3 (2):57-60. http://jeths.net/index.php/jeths/article/view/110.
  16. Venkataraman.S,Meerasa SS. Analysis of relationship between memory functions and blood indices across parturition in primigravidae. International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception,Obstetrics and Gynecology.2017Mar30:6(4):1455-60. http://www.ijrcog.org/index.php/ijrcog/article/view/1655.

This article is Indexed with National Library of Medicine (NLM) Catalog ; Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region (WHO); Index Copernicus (ICV 2015: 91.95, ICV 2014: 88.60, ICV 2013: 6.38, ICV 2012: 5.17); ScopeMed ;  CrossRef ;EBSCO A-to-Z;Ulrichsweb; Journal Index;Google Scholar;J-Gate;Directory of Science;Gale;JournalTOCs;ResearchBib;ICMJE;SHERPA/RoMEO

Books Written = 6

  1. Ulagai Nerungivarum Erikal (Tamil) (An Asteroid Nearing Earth) (Printed Book) (1994) (Meeraa Publication, Chennai)
  2. Maruthuva Kalaichol Peragarathi(Medical Encyclopedic Dictionary) (Tamil) (2005) (Co – Author) (Manavai Publications, Chennai)
  3. Mudhatrae Ulagu (Tamil) (Printed Book) (ISBN – 978-93-5104-930-2) (2013) (Manavai Publications, Chennai)
  4. Psychoendoimmunoneurology for Medical Students– ISBN/EAN13: 1500542156 / 9781500542153 (E- Book) (English) (2013) (Amazon Publications)
  5. The Wonder Called Glia(E Book ) (English) (2013) (Manavai Publications, Chennai )
  6. Recent Advances in the Fascinating World of Psychosomatic Medicine.(E- Book) Volume – I, Chapter 1-13, Pg 1-735 (English) (2013) (Manavai Publications, Chennai)

Abstract Publication in Conference Souvenir / Seminar Proceedings

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: One

Authors: Semmal.M,Ganesh.M, Sitalakshmi.R, A.J.Buhari, Subhashini.A.S

Title: Blunder Lecture – an Innovative method of teaching

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 28

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Two

Authors:  Purnima V.K, Saranya, Semmal.M, Ganesh.M,Jayarajini V, Viswanathan S

Title: A Descriptive study on the distribution of refractive errors in a tertiary care center in chennai

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page:   IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 28

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Three

Authors: Sarath K, Mahin N, Manipriya, Abdul A, Semmal .M, Ganesh.M

Title: A Survey of Adolescent Students Opinion

Regarding Humor in Teaching

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 32 -33

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Four

Authors:  Anicka V, Bargavi.A, Jagadeswaran.D, Srividhya, Semmal.M, Ganesh.M, Indhumathi.E, Soundarajan.P

Title: An Assessment of the Demographic Variables in Subjects With

End Stage Renal Disease in a Tertiary Care Centre in Chennai

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 33

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Five

Authors: Srividya, Srinivasamaharaj, Anicka V, Bargavi.A, Jagadeswaran.D, Semmal.M, Ganesh.M, Indhumathi.E, Soundarajan.P

Title: Assessment of Common Cause and Co-Morbidity in Patients with ESRD Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis in a

Tertiary Care Center in Chennai

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 34

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Six

Authors:  Bhuvaneswari T, Bagavad Geetha, Govindarajan R, Semmal M, A.S.Subhashini

Title: Assessment of physical activity in young adults

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 35

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Seven

Authors:   Mahin N, Sarath K, Semmal.M, Ganesh.M

Title: Pattern of Poisoning Cases in

Emergency Department of a Tertiary Care Center In Chennai

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 37

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Eight

Authors:   Prashanth.R, Semmal.M, Ganesh.M

Title: Nanotechnology and the Future of Medical Sciences

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 37

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Nine

Authors:   Ashwini.M, Sitalakshmi.R,Semmal.M, Ganesh.M, Abhinaya M, Parameshwari.K, Veerabadran.R.V, A.S Subhashini

Title: Peak Expiratory Flow among Swimmers and

Non Swimmers in Chennai

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 38

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Ten

Authors: Nv.Rn.Ramanath, Semmal.M, Ganesh.M, Prashanth.R

Title: Wearable Laser Blood Flow Meter

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 39 – 40

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Eleven

Authors: Syed Sultan K, Bagavad Geetha M, Semmal M, Subhashini A.S

Title: Voluntary breath holding in Athletes

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 40

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Twelve

Authors: Gayathry Nagenthran, Ganesh.M, Semmal.M, A.S.Subhashini

Title: To Analyze the Prevalence of Stress in First Year Medical and Dental Students and a Comparison of Stress Levels Between Hostlers and Day Scholars

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 41

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Thirteen

Authors:   Radha Subramaniyan, Elango P, Parvathavarthini S, Rajasekar G, Bagavad Geetha M, Semmal M, Subhashini A.S

Title: A study of Antioxidant in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 42

  1. Publication of Abstract in Souvenir / Conference Proceedings: Fourteen

Authors:    Janani, Bagavad Geetha M, Semmal M, Subhashini A.S

Title: Study of Anxiety levels in south Indian adolescents.

Name of Souvenir; Year; Page: IABMS SOUVENIR; 2008; 42

Innovation and Best Practices of Professor. Dr.Semmal

– One –

Medical and Health Education via E – Learning
Using Information and Computer Technology (ICT)

        Dr.Semmal, Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Physiology is involved Imparting Medical and Health Education Via E – Learning in the creation of Educational videos in Regional Language (Tamil) to impart Medical Knowledge to Medical Students hailing from rural background as well as to the Non Medical persons including Patients, School Children and the Common man”

“All the Videos are free to view and are live at the exclusive Educational You Tube channel domain managed by Dr.Semmal – Type – Ariviyal Tamil Mandram in you tube search space – and can also be accessed via www.tamilarchives.org

As on date the exclusive Educational You Tube channel domain contains 830 videos with 2,20,5447 Hits from visitors around the World.

Title: Tamil Archives 3.2 – 21st Century Approach to Decode the Thirukkural 

Duration: 15.58 Minutes

Date of Publication in You Tube: December 28, 2013 1:59 AM

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/kiAJ2EgSoF8

Title:  Dr.Semmal Explains the Decoding the Thirukkural using the Philocine Formula

Duration: 06.09 Minutes

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/oiNvskFmHzw

Date of Publication in You Tube: February 10, 2014 10:19 AM

Title:  Dr.Semmals Explains the Potential Impact of Philocine on Tamil Language Research

Duration: 06.10 Minutes

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/CyfbUfKhP4U

Date of Publication in You Tube: February 5, 2014 10:02 PM

Title:  Dr.Semmal Explains the Scientific Insights in Song 1 in Thiruvarutpa

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/Puvc9je4Ye8

Duration: 04.28 Minutes

Date of Publication in You Tube:  February 14, 2014 11:47 PM

Title: Dr.Semmal Explains Cardiac Cycle in Regional Language (Tamil) – Episode 1

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/p8vGTefIwu0

Duration:  10.06 Minutes

Date of Publication in You Tube:  February 10, 2014 12:21 AM

Title: Dr.Semmal Explains Cardiac Cycle in Regional Language (Tamil) – Episode 2

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/1MIkDdjDMFo

Duration:  07.06 Minutes

Date of Publication in You Tube:  February 20, 2014 12:21 AM

Title: Dr.Semmal Explains Cardiac Cycle in Regional Language (Tamil) – Episode 3

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/c-Hm_xlOAYM

Duration:  Minutes 12.18 Minutes

Date of Publication in You Tube:  February 20, 2014 10:23 PM

Title: Dr. Semmal Explains Learning Science 

Using Cinema – Episode 5 – Explaining Heart Rate Variability

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/sZ7WBQXeVNk

Duration:  25.03 Minutes

Date of Publication in You Tube:  March 4, 2014 12:51 AM

எல்லா புகழும் இறைவனுக்கே – Teaching Science Admixed with Spirituality – “Reaching God via Science” – Episode 1

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/0jLuhQDabaQ

Duration:  07.24 Minutes

Date of Publication in You Tube:  March 6, 2014 10:50 PM 

Innovation and Best Practices of Professor. Dr.Semmal

– Two –

Innovative Learning Module – PHILOCINE

Medical Education Using Ancient Indian Literature

21st Century Approach towards Ancient Literary works

When is the specific Identity of the Module?

The Module is specifically termed as PHILOCINE – The Philosophical Aspect of Medicine

When did the Philocine Module Started?

December 2009 by Dr.Semmal.

What has been done till date via the Philocine Module?

Many Publications in National and International journals.

Multiple Oral presentations done in various National and International podiums.

One Funded Project (2, 00,000) Funded by Central Institute for Classical Tamil (Completed in 2014)

What is the rationale of the Philocine Module?

The Academic Community of the 21st century needs to intervene and thereon to responsibly develop innovative educational strategies to alleviate the unhealthy belittling approach in the attitude of generation next towards ancient texts.

The core of the learning module, the 21st Century Approach towards Ancient Literary works (Philocine) is constructed based upon the fascinating principle portrayed by the Evolutionary Biologist Sir. Charles Darwin, that “a constant struggle exists between various life forms as well as various languages and amongst the words in it as well; the better, the shorter, the easier forms will gain an upper hand over others”.

What are the potential benefits of the Philocine Module?

Enumeration of the embedded scientific insights in individual segments of ancient language assemblages by conducting critical analysis by a committed team inclusive from various scientific disciplines is a highly potential area for modern research. Extreme care needs to be exercised during analysis to annul bias in the interpretation process, admixing science and literature in education has been around but as a miniscule discussion. This module is dedicated to the thought process and it reiterates the design as a dedicated system of its own.

Benefits of implementing this module with regards to ancient Indian languages and the domains of medical and health education are multiple and includes,

[1] Creating a generation of Indian Medical Graduates endowed simultaneously with high quality scientific acumen and oriented to ancient roots of the great Tamil culture. 

[2] Formation of Integrated Medical Linguistic Research units involving teams of medical professionals and Language scholars across the Universities. 

[3] Emergence of a new branch in medical education, Philocine – The Philosophical Aspect of Medicine and its constitution as a sub specialty of its own.

[4] Achieving a radical change in outlook for betterment among the modern youth towards ancient Indian Literary works. . 

[5] Forms the foundation of establishing ancient Indian languages as the “Most scientifically qualified and oriented of all the classical languages.

[6] Establishing that science can be learned via ancient Indian Language text, enhances the learning potentials and self-esteem levels of the Indian Medical Graduates. 

[7] Ancient literary works in ancient Indian Languages crafted during the dawn of human civilizations traverses through the frontiers of Neurobehavioral Evolution.

[8] Study material generated in nascent fields of Medical Science like Psychoendoimmunoneurology allows ancient Indian Languages to gain positive ground among other World Languages. 

[9] E – Learning via Educational videos can be created and hosted in free video hosting services like you tube. 

[10] Creation of International Scientific Publications in English. 

Where to view the videos related to the Philocine Module?

The explanatory videos related to Philocine made by Dr.Semmal can be searched in the Scientific Tamil Virtual Library You tube portal, Chamber Number III.

What has been the Research arenas traversed till date by the Philocine Module?

  1. Elaborating the Insight regarding Freudian slip of the Tongue phenomenon using the Thirukkural 139

Citation: Semmal Syed Meerasa M; 2011; Insights regarding Parapraxis in Classical Tamil Literature Thirukkural; Languages in India; Volume11: Pages 221 – 230; ISSN 1930-2940

       Thirukkural is first work of the Dravidian literature that focuses on ethics; it stands as a classical literature truly unique in its anatomical architecture amongst all the literary works of the world. It is a highly organized collection up of 1330 rhyming Tamil couplets placed into 3 sections spread over 133 chapters, each containing 10 couplets. The timeline in which Thirukkural was written is believed to be between 200 BC and 30 BC. Critical analysis of the Kural allows us to comprehend a clearer picture about the intellectual acumen of the ancient Tamils who inhabited our landscape some twenty centuries earlier. Critically analyzing and enumerating the insights is a task that would lead the modern medical world to appropriately acknowledge the greatness of this classical literature. 

          Language plays a critical and central role in various aspects of human life. It is a specific human capacity, universal to all humans and it is innate in nature, the scientific study of it is denoted by the term ―Linguistics, for a metamorphic relation exists between “Language” and the “Tongue”. Study of the neural mechanisms that control comprehension, production, and acquisition of language is a separate interdisciplinary field in neurophysiology called ―Neurolinguistics. Sigmund Freud introduced the word “Parapraxis” in 1901 to encompass the range of mistaken perceptions, actions or speech occurring when the subconscious and the conscious mind work in non-aligned agendas.

            Enumerating the scientific wisdom in the ancient Indian literature is a highly potential area for integrating medial and linguistic research. Conducting a Psychophysiological linguistic medical research by doing a critical analysis on Kural numbered 139, in the 14th chapter of Thirukkural elucidates the embedded insights which relates to the neuropsychological phenomena of ―Word processing in Human brain. Word by word critical analysis was done in an unbiased manner based on the authenticated English translations by Rev. Dr. G. U. Pope, Rev W. H. Drew, Rev. John Lazarus and Mr. F. W. Ellis and M.S. PurnalingamPillai. From the research  it was learned that Valuvar portrays the idea that “by the slip of the tongue”, it is possible for humans to utter inflammatory words which can otherwise be preferentially avoided consciously by virtue of the physiological function of suppression. 

        Multiple areas of the brain play an established role in the multiple-demand system, which mediates all tasks of high executive requirements irrespective of domain. Neuroimaging studies portray that a distributed set of brain regions is activated by multiple executively demanding tasks, both semantic and nonsemantic, including inferior frontal sulcus, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, supplementary motor areas, adjacent cingulate cortex, and areas in and around the intraparietal sulcus. Recent neuroimaging studies report the activation of posterior middle temporal gyrus (pMTG) alongside IFG during situations of high semantic control demand, the IFG-pMTGactivation is complemented by increased neural responses in dorso and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate, angular gyrus, and/or superior parietal cortex.  The research work concludes that in Kural 139, Valluvar has put forward a concept which was reflected by Sigmund Freud in the beginning of the 20th century and proved by Neurolinguistics in the 21st century. Astonishingly the words that carry the literal meaning of ―SLIP were used by both Valluvar and Freud in their own languages. 

2. Analysis of Neurophysiological Insights regarding Consolidation on Negative Memory in Thirukkural

Citation: Semmal Syed Meerasa M;2010;Analysis of Neurophysiological Insights regarding Consolidation on Negative Memory in Thirukkural;Bulletin of Association of Physiologists of Tamilnadu BAPT ; Volume 4;Issue 1;Pages 52-55; 2010;ISSN 0974-1968.

            Memory can be facilitated by emotion, leading to enhanced consolidation across increasing time delays. Emotional memory is preferentially modulated across periods of sleep. The insights embedded in the Thirukkural numbered 108 are critically analyzed word by word from the Neurophysiological point of view. Valluvar has classified memory into two types, positive and negative. Valluvar glides through the Neurophysiology related to negative memory and dwells into the process of consolidation of memory. Careful exploration of the second line reveals that Valluvar mentions about a concept that is  fascinating and relevant to the modern neurophysiology related to memory research. Insights related to the Neurophysiological concepts like Positive and Negative memory, the relationship between emotions and memory, the significance of sleep in the consolidation process of memory, the idea that memory can be recalled and remodeled are embedded in the Kural 108.

3. Describing social norm prevalent among ancient Tamils of  Tolkappiyam period to propagate sex education related to fertile period of menstrual cycle via literary works.

Citation: Semmal Syed Meerasa M; 2013; Insights Regarding the Physiological Fertile Period across the Menstrual Cycle in the Ancient Tamil Literary Work – Tolkāppiyam; International Interdisciplinary Journal of Modern Tamizh Research; page 14 – 16; ISSN 2321 – 984 X.

            Women’s health is currently defined to be a multidisciplinary approach to the health and care of women; the hormones that emanate from the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis controls the reproductive function in the human female, the physiological process of the release of a mature ovum from the confines of the ovary, termed as “Ovulation“, is the most dominant event of the menstrual cycle. Knowledge about the menstrual cycle and the fertile period were prevalent in the ancient world as well, enlightening the modern generation of medical students and medical professionals about the scientific wisdom of the ancient world using the innovative   E- Learning module of Philocine allows us to decipher a clearer picture about our own perception of our legends who ruled the literary world during the past. The word Tolkāppiyam which stands for Ancient (Tonmai) and Literature (kāppiyam) is the earliest extant work in Tamil; It is world renowned for its inputs about grammar in Tamil language; it was penned by Tholkappiyar around the timeline of three hundred years before the birth of Christ. It is written in the form of short formulaic compositions and it comprises three books – the Ezhuttadikaram, Solladikaram and Poruladikaram. Each book is further divided into nine chapters each. 

            By virtue of climbing along the ladder of evolution, the human female has developed the ability to ovulate spontaneously and the physiological process is regulated by the cyclic functional interactions among the hormonal signals emanating from hypothalamus, anterior pituitary and the ovaries, this physiological process ultimately orchestrates the female reproductive biology leading to the cyclical output of gonadotropins and gonadal steroids during the menstrual cycle to ensure that ovulation occurs at a time when the female reproductive tract is in the optimal state to receive and nurture a conceptus. Critical analysis of the Physiological insights related to the fertile period during the menstrual cycle in the Ancient Tamil Literary Work, the Tolkāppiyam song numbered 46 in Karpiyal section was conducted. The various interpretations of the ancient texts were critically analyzed for the physiologically relevant insights embedded in them related to the menstrual cycle and the concept of safe period. The song describes a situation when a female informs another female about her separation from her male partner. The song is “Pooppinpurappaadeerarunaalum” (பூப்பின் புறப்பா டீரறு நாளும்) (apart from the 6 days that proceeds and the 6 days that succeeds the menstrual flow ,total of 12 days).

 “Neethakandrurayaarenmanaarpulavar” (நீத்தகன் றுறையார் என்மனார் புலவர்) (on all the remaining days my male partner will not leave me and will not stay away from me). “Paraththayinpirindhakaalayaana” (பரத்தையின் பிரிந்த காலையான) (my male partner who has separated from me, during the present time) (Tolkappiyam; Karpiyalnool; song 46) (தொல்.கற்.நூ.46) 

             The insight regarding the menstrual cycle and the fertile period depicted in the literary work under consideration coincides with the current physiological consensus of the modern day physiologists that when the dominant follicle from a cohort of follicles fails to be fertilized the menstrual bleeding will eventually ensue on day 1 of the menstrual cycle. Avoidance of intercourse during the fertile period for 4 days before ovulation and 3 days afterwards prevents conception; However, the failure rate of following the calendar for contraception may be as high as 25 % per year. Gliding through the Linguistic Medical analysis we could conclude that the ancient Tamils were aware about the fertile period of the menstrual cycle and the social norm that was prevalent at that time period was to suggest and couples to cultivate healthy reproductive practices via literary works for successful propagation of the species; such a delicate insight into the complicated physiological process of menstrual cycle which sprung due to the fine hormonal dialogue between the ovaries and the brain is a physiological aspect for us to ponder from the intelligence of our past. 

4. Insight related to Genetics of Telomere in relation to Human longevity in Thirukkural numbered three

Citation: Semmal Syed Meerasa M;2012; Telomere to Thirukkural, Insights regarding Longevity in an Ancient Tamil Script- Thirukkural numbered 0002;International Conference of Yoga in Education Souvenir;Tumkur University, Karnataka;  page 133 – 134.

5. Comparison of thought process of Hippocrates and Thiruvalluvar and Insights regarding Etiology of Obesity in Thirukkural

Citation: Semmal Syed Meerasa M;2011;Insights regarding Etiology of Obesity in Thirukkural; International Conference of Yoga  for Lifelong Fitness; Alagappa University; ISBN 978-93-80400-11-2.

6. Scientific Insights in Periyapuraanam

Citation: Semmal Syed Meerasa M; 2010; Scientific Insights in Periyapuraanam;6th International Sekkizhar Conference; March 25-27; 2011.

7. Understanding Co – Evolution of Language and Human Brain using Thirukkural0001 

Citation: Malathy.SSemmal Syed Meerasa M;2012; Understanding Co – Evolution of Language and Human Brain using Insights from the Classical Tamil Literature – Tirukkural 0001”; Conference Proceedings of the International Conference of Yoga ; Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University.

8. Understanding the Neurophysiological Basis of Education Enhancing Spirituality based on Insight in Thirukkural numbered 0002

Citation: Abirami; Semmal Syed Meerasa M;2012; Education Enhances Spirituality – Understanding the Neurophysiological Basis based on Insights from a Classical Literature”; Conference Proceedings of the International Conference of Yoga; Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University.   

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