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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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turtle said:
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.
i always thought priapism was funny...not just cause of what it means, but it just sounds funny to me.
 

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'Febrifuge' is an awesome word. :D

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

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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!
 

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

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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.

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NinerNiner999 said:
I like "excacerbate", but I heard it can cause palmar hursitism...
Nope...you're thinking of "mastication".
 

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dysdiadochokinesis
 

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polyembolokoilamania - unquenchable desire to stick objects into bodily orifices.
 
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Add Onanism, not truly a medical term but most dont know what it means.
 

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

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toofache32 said:
I had to google that one. You guys are sick. :eek:
I didn't know that one, either, and I'm pretty well versed in urban dirty-sex speak.
Felching. Tossing salad. My 2 favs.
 

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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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"flocculent"
 

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Canal of Schlemm was my absolute favorite from anatomy. It just rolls off the tongue.
 

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Beat me to it!

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Frotterism
Second choice: escutcheon
 

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1. balanitis xerotica obliterans

2. homonymous hemianopsia

3. Schwannoma (schwing!)
 
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