sangue dormido

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A culture-bound syndrome largely confined to Portuguese-speaking Cape Verde islanders and emigrant Cape Verde communities in other parts of the world, the symptoms of which may include muscle and joint pain, numbness, trem-bling, paralysis, convulsions, stroke, blindness, heart attack, and (among pregnant women) miscarriage. [From Spanish sangue blood, from Latin sanguis blood + Spanish dormido sleeping, from Latin dormire to sleep]

Subjects: Psychology.

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