One of the pathological startle syndromes. A culture bound disorder characterised by an exaggerated physical response to being startled or to unexpected suggestion, the subjects involuntarily uttering cries or executing movements in response to command or in imitation of what they hear or see in others.

See: jumping disease.

Origin: Malay, ticklish

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