A folk illness described in Central America which, while defined as obstruction of the stomach and/or intestine, is understood to mean indigestion or GI malaise, resulting in abdominal pain and bloating, and variably accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy.
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(em-pa’cho) [Sp., surfeit, impacted stomach]
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