Susto


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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’
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nos refrescamos en las aguas para curarnos el susto
The Wilco-esque band Susto is returning to Sam Bond's Garage for a second time this year on Wednesday.
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).
Although there are several folk ailments, among the most common are Empacho, Susto, Caida de la Mollera, and Mal de Ojo.