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Wasn't there a thread on this?
I can't find it. Did "The Nothing" eat it? :(

Where am I going to post about a patient's love slave wishing to beat them into "unconscionesess" (phonetic spelling: un-con-shun-nes-ses)?

Or the patient who needed his melanoma looked at (In medical land it's actually a hematoma. In retrospect, we probably should have called the melanomatologist)?

Or the patient who had his gall bladder removed in a colliecross-section (poor Lassie :( )?
 

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Wasn't there a thread on this?
I can't find it. Did "The Nothing" eat it? :(

Where am I going to post about a patient's love slave wishing to beat them into "unconscionesess" (phonetic spelling: un-con-shun-nes-ses)?

Or the patient who needed his melanoma looked at (In medical land it's actually a hematoma. In retrospect, we probably should have called the melanomatologist)?

Or the patient who had his gall bladder removed in a colliecross-section (poor Lassie :( )?

Medical Ebonics :). I think it's linked somewhere in the sticky. Sigh....I wish it could be re-stickied.
 
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Southern Medical Terminology

Abbominable pain = abdominal pain
Acid in the blood = a summer rash due to eating too many tomatoes.
Actin' drunk = vertigo
Arthuritis = meanest of those "itis" brothers.
Athletic seizure = epileptic seizure
Augres = violent, shaking chills
Bad = tendency. ("I'm bad to eat sweets.")
Bad blood = positive syphilis serology.
Bate = abate. "The pain bates down."
Bealed = gather matter, come to a head (often in reference to ear infections)
Bottom = perineum
Cadillacs = cataracts
Cascade = vomit; also referred to as: Technicolor yawn, Yelling at the concrete, Hollerin' for Ralph, Wantin' a Buick, Drivin' the porcelain bus
Chicken breath = "she can't breathe"
Chicken Pops = chicken pox
Clabber = What happens to milk in the stomach. Felt to be significant when seen in vomitus.
Clogs = clots ("Dem blood clogs is comin' down")
Clutter Headache = cluster headache
Cold = any unexplained inflammation above the waist ("I got a cold in my shoulder")
Courage = potency (also see "nature")
Deathly sick = nauseated
Down there = delicate reference to the genitals
Drawin' Spell = hyperventilation with carpopedal spasm.
Dropsy = heart failure
Evicted = addicted
Fester = to become infected
Fireballs of the Eucharist = fibroids of the uterus
Flustrated = Flustered and frustrated all in one.
Gape = Gasp ("He had to gape for his breath")
Gaulded = Scalded appearance (usually refers to a groin rash)
Give out = completely exhausted
Goober = penis (often used with prefix "little")
Goozle = throat
Goin' Down = Getting weaker
Hard attack = heart attack ("He had a couple of hard attacks, but he'll be OK")
Hark = cough or clear throat
Hawk = cough or clear throat, often used with the terms: Loogie, Lung Oysters
High blood = hypertension
High hernia = hiatal hernia
Hope = help ("That medicine didn't hope me")
Hunker = squat
Hurt = steady discomfort
Ill = angry, not sick
Infantigo = impetigo
Itch = scabies
Intestinal flu = gastroenteritis
Kernals = lymph nodes
Leaders = tendons
Light heart attack = angina
Light stroke = transient ischemic attack
Locked bowels = constipation
Low blood = anemia ("I got high blood and low blood too!")
Matter = accumulated thick secretions
Mess = a lot
Mighty Internal Fart = myocardial infarction
Monthly = menses ("Damn that man, my monthly is late again.")
Nature = potency
Nerves = any psychiatric disorder
Nervous bust-up = nervous breakdown
Node = was aware of
Null = diminish ("My pain nulled down")
Numbin' medicine = local anesthetic
Octagen = oxygen
Old Timers Disease = Alzheimer's disease
Old timey flu = true influenza
Pain = sharp pain ("There ain't no pain, just a dead hurt")
Pass wind = flatulence
Perireptile risin' = perirectal abscess
Peanut butter balls = phenobarbital
Prostrate = prostate
Perish to death = waste away
Piles = hemorrhoids
Pity party = feeling bad for self
Plumb = completely or truly
Poke = sack containing medication (also intercourse)
Pone = Smooth, rounded subcutaneous nodule
Privacies = genitalia
Proud = glad ("I'm proud I don't have cancer")
Regulate my bowels = give something for constipation or diarrhea
Rift = belch
Right = very ("I am right tired")
Risin' = small, inflammatory nodule
Roaches on my liver = cirrhosis of the liver
Root Drop = impotence
Seeds = testicles
Shy kidneys = can't urinate while watched
Sick as hell anemia = sickle cell anemia
Sick rag = wet cloth to forehead
Skim = haziness ("There is a skim over my eyes")
Smilin' Mighty Jesus = spinal meningitis
Sprangles = paresthesias
Straddle = crotch
Stubborn = constipated
Swimmin' = vertigo
Technical shot = tetanus shot
Terrify = annoy greatly
Thick blood = imaginary condition whereby the doctor gives blood thinners
Throwing up his toenails = impressive vomiting
Trots = diarrhea
Tylon = Tylenol
Vomick = vomit
Weak kidneys = incontinent
Weasles = measles
Wen = sebaceous cyst (usually on head)
Whelps = hives
Workin' medicine = laxative
Worry = to bother

Source: http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cach...t=clnk&cd=5&gl=us&lr=lang_en&client=firefox-a

The original thread is linked in the Stickies, and may be found here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=243309
 

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Vomikin and nauseation

Did you know periods can "come down" and then inexplicibly "go up"? This is usually when they present for the pregnancy test.

I swear I'm having trouble thinking of others because I hear them so often anymore I don't really think much of it.

How about "Got burnt"? I don't know if this is a south Louisiana thing but when a patient comes in telling you they "got burnt" don't go grab a bag of Ringers. Instead grad a urethral swab and some rocephin/azithromycin.
 
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Kent, you left out thin blood, stone bruises, fell out (or done fell out), and likely some others. All in all, a good list.

However, Vomick is a specific condition in which it comes out your nose, whereas vomit simply comes out your mouth, no matter how impressive.
 
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That list was simply a cut-and-paste job from here. I'll take the "anal" comment as a compliment, however. ;)

Also, add "Sugar Diabetes" (a.k.a. "Sugar") to the list (as if there was another kind...and don't say "diabetes insipidus".) ;)

Very close veins = varicose veins

More here.
 

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Kent, you left out thin blood, stone bruises, fell out (or done fell out), and likely some others. All in all, a good list.

However, Vomick is a specific condition in which it comes out your nose, whereas vomit simply comes out your mouth, no matter how impressive.

Kind of like naked and nekkid:

naked - no clothes on
nekkid - no clothes on and up to no good
 

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I know its a simple one....but I've always loved "fallin' out" or "fell out" for a syncopal episode. The first time I heard it I was like, "what in the world are you talking about?" I have to suppress my chuckle everytime I hear it during a workup. :laugh:
 
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In Texas, everything's better. Here we 'tump' over instead of fallin' over. And instead of getting ready to do something, we're always 'fixin' to' do something.

Here in NC we're fixin to do stuff, too. ;)

And falling out in church is a big problems for little old ladies in church on Sunday. Church is famous for falling out.
 

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Here in NC we're fixin to do stuff, too. ;)

And falling out in church is a big problems for little old ladies in church on Sunday. Church is famous for falling out.

Abbreviated DFO, and DFOIC, respectively. (For Done Fell Out, obviously) Church is indeed famous for falling out. :) I love it when the triage nurse writes it verbatum...
 

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Great list! Love it! Thanks!
ah, yes, "I got a risin'...and I need a technical shot."
:D gotta love the south

Hehe...Risin's are the best! Okay maybe not as much fun as falling out, but still fun. There are some things I really love about the South, and the language is second only to the food. :D
 
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Got a new one today.

Pt: "Sometimes my electric lights are all out of wack."
Me: "I'm sorry, and this has what to do with your medical problems?"
Pt: "You know, like chemistry sh!t."
Me: "Oh, electrolytes."
 
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