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Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by turtle md, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. turtle md

    turtle md Hardware Included
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    They say that learning medicine is similar to learning a foreign language, with all the new vocabulary words. Just curious to see what everyone's favorite medical word is.
     
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  3. lattimer13

    lattimer13 good boy!
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    i always thought priapism was funny...not just cause of what it means, but it just sounds funny to me.
     
  4. Febrifuge

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    'Febrifuge' is an awesome word. :D

    'Sternocleidomastoid' ain't too bad, either. I also really like the phrase 'eqsuisite tenderness.'
     
  5. GiJoe

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    gubernaculum

    "The gubernaculum is a fold of peritoneum which attaches to the caudal end of the testes. As the scrotum forms, the gubernaculum cause the descent of the testes through the inguinal canal."
     
  6. EctopicFetus

    EctopicFetus Keeping it funky enough
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    Whipple.. I dont know why but that word just sounds funny to me.

    I also like Roentogram, I dont know why either!
     
  7. emt-2-facep

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    I think Rhinorrhea is a funny word...why can't one just say runny nose?
     
  8. NinerNiner999

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    I like "excacerbate", but I heard it can cause palmar hursitism...
     
  9. DrQuinn

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    the adjective for "lots of pus"

    I truly like the word phlegm.

    Buck's Fascia.

    Accessory Nipple.

    tunica vaginalis.

    Fatty McFattypants.

    Q
     
  10. toofache32

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    Nope...you're thinking of "mastication".
     
  11. hyperbaric

    hyperbaric Cool under pressure.
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    dysdiadochokinesis
     
  12. la gringa

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    one of my favorites is sneeze en espanol = enstornudo
     
  13. Perrin

    Perrin sittin in the morning sun
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    polyembolokoilamania - unquenchable desire to stick objects into bodily orifices.
     
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    periungual desquamation...

    love it!

    - H
     
  15. EctopicFetus

    EctopicFetus Keeping it funky enough
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    Add Onanism, not truly a medical term but most dont know what it means.
     
  16. toofache32

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    Cleveland Steamer.
     
  17. leviathan

    leviathan Drinking from the hydrant
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    Torsade de Pointes. /frog emoticon
     
  18. DrQuinn

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    Donkey Punch.
     
  19. totalbodypain

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    Day off. Sorry, that's two.
     
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    Steatorrhea

    My favorite thing to write on the ED board is "BTJ" (Back to Jail). Really no different then DC but somehow more satisfying
     
  23. colforbinMD

    colforbinMD "Thanks, I'm very funny"
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    Dirty sanchez. :p
     
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    Purulent?

    Ha ha just kidding...I quit dictating ***** a long time ago.
     
  25. USCDiver

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    Frotterism
     
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    Jelly donut?
     
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    I had to google that one. You guys are sick. :eek:
     
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    I didn't know that one, either, and I'm pretty well versed in urban dirty-sex speak.
    Felching. Tossing salad. My 2 favs.
     
  30. krust3

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    so many to choose from!

    bezoar

    taint

    doitus

    orchiectomy (funny term, not at all a funny procedure)

    code brown

    peyronie
     
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    beer potomania
     
  32. USAF MD '05

    USAF MD '05 Just another dumb ER doc.
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    gorilla mask! :D
     
  33. oompaloompa

    oompaloompa 0.20 Blood Caffiene level
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    "flocculent"
     
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    Canal of Schlemm was my absolute favorite from anatomy. It just rolls off the tongue.
     
  35. bartleby

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    Beat me to it!

    Second choice: escutcheon
     
  36. DOrk

    DOrk Digital Rectal Examiner
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    1. balanitis xerotica obliterans

    2. homonymous hemianopsia

    3. Schwannoma (schwing!)
     

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