SANGUE DORMIDO

Culturally linked condition described in Cape Verde Islanders, which has a broad range of neurological complaints, including blindness, convulsions, numbness, pain, paralysis, stroke, and tremors. May also be responsible for acute myocardial infarction, miscarriage, and infection. Translates literally from the original Portuguese: sleeping blood.

SANGUE DORMIDO: "The islander suffered from Sangue Dormido."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SANGUE DORMIDO," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sangue-dormido/ (accessed December 12, 2019).
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