What medical term do you dislike the most ?

  1. I hate when people refer to emesis as "PUKE" ......nasty term !

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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "Missed abortion" the technical term for a miscarriage.
  4. by   Tweety
    ambulate for walking.

    micturition for urination
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    "compliant" somehow bugs me....how about "collaborative"

    But on a related bent: "client" for "patient" grrrr hate it. or worse for me : "customer"

    I like to use "voiding", not "micturition" myself..... have not heard that one since nursing school actually....
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Oct 6, '07
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    "elderly gravida"

    I know no other better term really.....even "advanced materal age" bugs me a bit...but it fits.
  7. by   RedWeasel
    Apron
  8. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    "elderly gravida"
    good Lord.
    how 'bout "mature momma"?

    leslie
  9. by   agldragonRN
    angina

    why can't you just say chest pain.
    it sounds like something else.

    angel
  10. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from agldragon
    angina

    why can't you just say chest pain.
    it sounds like something else.

    angel
    well, thank goodness, my angina is stable.

    leslie
  11. by   agldragonRN
    Quote from earle58
    well, thank goodness, my angina is stable.

    leslie

    [EVIL]hehe..[/EVIL]
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    I loathe the word "obese". Even if I didn't know the English language, I'd want to stay away from this one instinctively (especially since it's written all over my medical record........). Frankly, I'd rather just be called 'fat'!
  13. by   angel_prias
    Got curious with this post but I couldn't think of any med term that I hate at this time. But I have a fave med term -- malaise. Sounds French and easy to the ears, eh? Heheh.
  14. by   DaFreak71
    I deplore the term umbilicus, pronounced "UM BILL EYE CUSS". Dunno why, just hate it. :uhoh21:

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