n. a culture-bound type of sickness associated with the Mexican and Latin-American cultures. Caused by intense feelings of rage or anger, its symptoms show as headache, stomach upset, constipation, vomiting, and bitterness in the mouth. Also called colera- muina.

BILIS: "An understanding of bilis makes you aware that extreme anger does disturb your center of balance, to the point that it upsets your body functions and literally leaves a bitter taste in the mouth."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BILIS," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed January 28, 2023).


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