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susto

[so̅o̅s′tō]
a culture-bound syndrome found in Central American populations related to stress engendered by a self-perceived failure to fulfill sex-role expectations.
A folk illness that may affect Latinos in the Western Hemisphere, which develops days to years after an event frightening enough to—according to the tradition—cause the soul to leave the body—hence the alternative term, ‘perdida de alma’

susto (sōō·stō),

n “soul loss,” an ethnomedical condition common to Latin America, an illness caused when the soul is displaced after a traumatic emotional or physical event. Can be a life-threatening illness character-ized by lethargy, lack of motivation, insomnia, and diarrhea and is usually treated through spiritual means, ritual cleansings, and herbal teas. Also called
espanto.
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Pero el que mas susto me daba era Jordi, porque tiene una voz muy grave e impone mucho.
The Wilco-esque band Susto is returning to Sam Bond's Garage for a second time this year on Wednesday.
el periodista/ que critico la corrupcion del alcalde,/ o el defensor de un bosque,/ o el defensor de un bosque,/ o de una comunidad muy pobre,/ ante Sus adinerados depredadores;// y el susto es aparecer torturados, desmembrados,/ desollados, casi irreconocibles, semanas despues,/ o no aparecer nunca".
An overarching theme that appears and reappears in various poems is the idea of susto or fear.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 21, 2015-Heron Therapeutics' NDA resubmission for SUSTO Injection extended release accepted by the US FDA for review for prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
M2 PHARMA-September 21, 2015-Heron Therapeutics' NDA resubmission for SUSTO Injection extended release accepted by the US FDA for review for prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
In LAC, the main culture bound syndromes studied are Nervios, Ataques de Nervios and Susto (1,15).
Tonalli, cold nature, and fearful personality: susto among sixteenth century Nahuas
Sirvase usted, amable senor, aceptar estas humildes cuanto sinceras sugerencias: apagueles sorpresivamente la luz, para que se aterren en pleno coloquio amoroso; riase sin rubor ni comedimiento de los ridiculos calzoncillos de el; escondale el paraguas y ruegue a voz en cuello que llueva; cobrele alquiler por sus pijamas; en el desayuno suprimales el jugo y limiteles el pan; por ultimo, para darles el susto de su vida, plantese frente a ellos y peguese un tiro.
Although there are several folk ailments, among the most common are Empacho, Susto, Caida de la Mollera, and Mal de Ojo.
Com o reflexo do susto, o processo somatico imobiliza e suspende sua continuidade como um modo de barrar a excitacao excessiva, fatal para o cortex cerebral.
y le dio susto cuando vio que estaban muy juntas rejas y travesanos