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A delusional syndrome found in Malay and southern Chinese populations, characterized by a belief that the subject's penis will retract into the abdomen and cause death.
an unwritten Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the East Kameng district
Origin: Malaysian, Indonesian for "turtle."
KORO is a Spanish-language television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 27 as an affiliate of Univision. The station is owned by Entravision. KORO was founded in 1977 as a locally owned, mostly independent station airing programs of the Spanish International Network, a forerunner of Univision. The original owners included lawyers, doctors, and other professionals. The nearly 1,000-foot-tall tower was shared by KORO and radio station KBCB. KORO's call letters are pronounced in station IDs as "K-Oro". In early 2008, KORO launched a new website featuring news, weather and more.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A culture-specific acute delusional syndrome occurring mostly in the Malay people and Southern Chinese. The syndrome is characterized by the individual's sudden experience of depersonalization depicted by the belief that his penis is shrinking into his abdomen and that he will die when this occurs. Although generally classified as a culture-specific syndrome, koro may be no more than a variant of castration anxiety (ANXIETY, CASTRATION) as it has been described in non-Asian patients.
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