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A culture-bound syndrome found in many Latin American communities, characterized by intense anger or rage, accompanied by acute nervous tension, headache, trembling, screaming, stomach upset, and even loss of consciousness, often followed by chronic fatigue or asthenia, interpreted locally as a result of a disturbance in the balance of humours (3) in the body. Also called colera or muina. [Spanish bilis bile, from Latin bilis bile]

Subjects: Psychology.

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