List some of your favorite science/medical-related terms

ToStrikeInfinit

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apoptosis
sonic hedgehog
Fingers of God
 

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canal of Schlemm
rectal columns of Morgagni
and if we're including Drosophila genes: cheap date
 
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*cringes at the Drosophiliacs on behalf of all geneticists around the world*

anatomical snuffbox
dimples of Venus
lymphangiogenesis
pertubation
funded


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maybe I'm the King of the Geeks, but I love the vernacular :love:
 

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arabidopsis flower gene: Superman
another form of Superman: Clark Kent
suppressor of Superman: Kryptonite

You gotta love the plant people:oops:
 

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squamous
...can't think of anything else right now

not medically relevant:
cummingtonite
amorphallus
f00f
 

xanthines

decaying organic matter
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Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia. It just rolls off the tongue. :)

-X
 

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Tuberosity

Ramus

Reed Sternberg- sounds like a tv news anchor :D
 

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Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Guillain-Barre syndrome
neurosarcoidosis
neurocysticercosis
pretty much any neurological disease

if you can pronounce neurologic disease names correctly, it makes you seem quite knowledgeable... ;)
 

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SEVERE ACUTE respiratory syndrome............we need to emphasize that it's very severe
 

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volvulus
Pancoast tumor/Horner's syndrome
paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis
 

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myasthenia gravis
 

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It's ironic - I'm reading the book "Body of Work" by Christine Montross, and she tends to focus a lot on the beauty or disgust of different medical terms (specifically those in anatomy).

Great read, by the way.
 

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Without question:

borborygmi
Good choice. :thumbup:

I like atelectasis (how it sounds, not seeing patients who have it :hungover: ) Also, pheochromocytoma. Pheo for short. It's such a cute, rhythmic name.
 

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Mossy fibers
Arbor Vitae
Hillus
Dentate Gyrus
Choroid Plexus
Astroglia

I wish I actually knew anatomy. :(
 

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gomer ("gome," for short)
cauda equina
coincidence detection
prostitute's pupils (a.k.a Argyll Robertson pupils)
 

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sternocleidomastoid
 

Drexon

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Here's some of my favorite ones
Decapentaplegic
MAD : Mother's Against Decapentaplegic :laugh: clever scientists
Miles Apart (gene)
 

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Went looking through the archives and found this gem of a thread. Decided to bump it up to see if there was any further interest.

On a related note, how do you all pronounce "apoptosis"? The pathology attendings who taught our basic science classes (years ago for me, now) say appoe-TOH-sis, but everyone else in the world seems to say "ay-pop-tosis" or "ah-pop-tosis" -- any preferences here? :)
 

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I heard an amazing story (unsure about veracity) about a molecular bio conference. A student had discovered some novel protein which had high levels of activity and folding for a short period of time, after which it underwent a conformational change and became dormant and quite stable. In fact, it was so stable that he named the protein "tenure" :D :D :D all these faculty became offended and there was all this drama... haha.
 

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since we were talking about cell signalling and crap in Arabidopsis

Son of Sevenless
Enhancer of split

then there is:
x-ray spectroscopy
electron microscopy
tetrazolium thiazoyl blue (hate this and love it, both with a passion)
 

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I heard an amazing story (unsure about veracity) about a molecular bio conference. A student had discovered some novel protein which had high levels of activity and folding for a short period of time, after which it underwent a conformational change and became dormant and quite stable. In fact, it was so stable that he named the protein "tenure" :D :D :D all these faculty became offended and there was all this drama... haha.
On a similar note.... did you know the Drosophila "gay" gene called "fruitless" was originally called "fruity"? Oh, what scientists do in the name of comedy...

...The more you know....
 
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It seemed to me that many terms in the gut could be prefaced with "Indiana Jones and the...

Crypts of Lieberkuhn

or

Interstitial Cell of Cajal