piblokto

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pi·blok·to

, pibloktog (pi-blok'tō),
A dissociative fugue state, usually occurring in Inuit women, in which the afflicted person screams, tears off her clothes, and runs out into the snow; afterward, she has no memory of the episode.
[Innu]
A culture-specific hysterical reaction in Eskimos, especially women, who may perform irrational or dangerous acts, followed by amnesia for the event; pibloktoq may be linked to repression of the personality of Eskimo women, whose status is that of property

piblokto

, pibloktog (pĭ-blŏk′ tō) [Inuit]
A syndrome, apparently culturally specific for Eskimo women, in which the person screams, removes or tears off her clothes, and runs naked in the snow. The woman then has no recollection of these events.