"Inappropriate" medical terms

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    I'm rotating on the ICU right now, and the MSICU nurses love when we come up and enlighten them with real (though somewhat inappropriate) medical terminology.

    We started with Chandelier sign. Which they all thought was not a real term.

    Then last night we dropped the "prostitute's pupil" on them.

    Any other good ones out there you guys can come up with? I know there are plenty of one's that are off the book, but we're trying to collect those medical terms that likely originiated back when political correctness was not an issue.
     

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      I'm rotating on the ICU right now, and the MSICU nurses love when we come up and enlighten them with real (though somewhat inappropriate) medical terminology.

      We started with Chandelier sign. Which they all thought was not a real term.

      They were probably just impressed that you do a pelvic on all your MICU admits.;)
       
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        I can't really think of anything inappropriate. I know a couple of interesting ones like "Lincoln Sign" or "Levine Sign". I guess "megalophallus" might be one?
         

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          I forgot to mention A.S.S. .... Attention Seeking Syndrome.

          Survivor DO

          Well, if we're going there:

          Supratentorial Pain Syndrome (fibromyalgia)

          Positive perioral cheetosis in an abdominal pain complaint

          Dilaudopenic

          P3 syndrome (piss poor protoplasm)

          ...and the list goes on :D

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            Throckmorton's sign.
            I love to peg medical students with that one. If they don't know what it is I tell them, "Oh, you should go look that one up. It will come in handy."

            I've used the following in the past,

            Hyperdramatitis
            Victim of gravity
            Acute dilaudid deficiency
            Too much blood in the alcohol stream
            Medical sandwich
            Actively CTDing (Circling the drain)
            GrannyGram/GrampaGram (My work up for any elderly altered mental status)
            Treat the parents not the patient

            I have a few from working as a medic too.

            Somehalforall, when giving a drug you can't remember the exact dose of you either give some of the preload, half of the preload, or all of the preload.

            Tryactin, when a patient was acting like a wimp, you would say to your partner, "Maybe they need some "tryactin" as in "They need to try acting like an adult."

            I'll try to remember some later.
             

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              in my freestanding ED that's full of suburbanites but not far from some southern small towns i've coined a few terms:

              acute lorazepemia - a terrible disease mainly afflicting women of childbearing age, appears to be airborne as it spreads rapidly and can come in clusters
              the white trash truck - brings you patients not of your usual demographic who are usual on drugs of abuse and/or misusing controlled substances
               
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                in my freestanding ED that's full of suburbanites but not far from some southern small towns i've coined a few terms:

                acute lorazepamemia - a terrible disease mainly afflicting women of childbearing age, appears to be airborne as it spreads rapidly and can come in clusters
                the white trash truck - brings you patients not of your usual demographic who are usual on drugs of abuse and/or misusing controlled substances

                Sounds like benzopenia.
                 

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                  in my freestanding ED that's full of suburbanites but not far from some southern small towns i've coined a few terms:

                  acute lorazepamemia - a terrible disease mainly afflicting women of childbearing age, appears to be airborne as it spreads rapidly and can come in clusters
                  the white trash truck - brings you patients not of your usual demographic who are usual on drugs of abuse and/or misusing controlled substances

                  Sounds like benzopenia.

                  Sounds like Female Hysteria to me.
                   
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                    "Tachy-aye Syndrome" reminds me.... ahhh, one of my favorites: "Status hispanicus".

                    Its what happens when the "Aye"s become self-sustaining.

                    Aye.... Aye... Aye.. (status). AyeAyeAyeAyeAyeAyeAYEAYEAYEAYEAYE.

                    Southern equivalent is tachylordia

                    "LordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordy

                    There's also a variant of tachylordia that includes junctional jesus.

                    "LordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyJESUSLordyLordyLordyLordyLordy"
                     

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                      There is a little known varient in elderly, jewish females from nursing homes called "oy-tach" which usually starts by talking about their son who is a lawyer then when the source of irritation (usually an underperforming child) is reached, "oy oy oy....."
                       

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                        Southern equivalent is tachylordia

                        "LordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordy

                        There's also a variant of tachylordia that includes junctional jesus.

                        "LordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyLordyJESUSLordyLordyLordyLordyLordy"

                        Was taught that it was referred to as a "premature jesus complex", but hey, who's counting?
                         

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                          Attending asked me once, while looking at a chest x-ray, to demonstrate the prevailing Emerson-Biggins sign.

                          ...he had a nice laugh about that the next day after I'd looked it up. Couldn't believe I'd missed it.
                           
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