tormina


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tormina

(ˈtɔːmɪnə)
pl n
(Medicine) severe pains in the stomach
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As well as Coffs Harbour, work has also commenced in parts of Korora, Sapphire Beach, Sawtell and Tormina.
Such persons, provided they take dinner when it is not their wont, immediately become heavy and inactive, both in body and mind, and are weighed down with yawning, slumbering, and thirst; and if they take supper in addition, they are seized with flatulence, tormina, and diarrhoea, and to many this has been the commencement of a serious disease, when they have merely taken twice in a day the same food which they have been in the custom of taking once.
There is likewise known on the Malabar-coast chiefly, a most violent disorder they call the Mordechin, which seizes the patient with such fury of purging, vomiting and tormina [sic] of the intestines, that it will often carry him of in thirty hours.