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New names for placebos!

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Specializes in nursing ethics.

Nowadays everyone knows what a placebo means. For purpose of honesty and truth... Here's some new names for it.

Decepterol, Prevaricaine, Foolerol, Fakerin, Phonystatin, Wishfuline, Badvair,

Uncertainline, Gullebo, Tylenothis

Can you think of some?

Mae_W, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

🤗 Great job! hahah...Decepterol is my favorite.

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

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Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

10 hours ago, GrumpyRN said:

And its slightly stronger generic form, (sorry admin - and Davey - I could not resist).

😮

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

Bogusta. Fauxzine. Baitandswitcherol.

PreTend. Obecalp. Zeebo. OK, I borrowed those last two.

Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Inertomycin

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GrumpyRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 39 years experience.

(Slightly) off topic, but in UK we used to have a couple of doctors known as "The Amateur Transplants" who went around as a comedy duo putting medical words to songs and one of their songs was called, "Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin" superbly funny.

For information Paracetamol is Acetaminophen. Also some bad language.

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=uMpFenCupxY

I was going to suggest GoutOut but it's already available at WalMart. Packed with vitamins, fruit and veggie extracts for those too lazy to eat lunch.

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

6 hours ago, GrumpyRN said:

(Slightly) off topic, but in UK we used to have a couple of doctors known as "The Amateur Transplants" who went around as a comedy duo putting medical words to songs and one of their songs was called, "Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin" superbly funny.

For information Paracetamol is Acetaminophen. Also some bad language.

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=uMpFenCupxY

OMG I love it. Reminds me of the old snake oil expression: "Cures coughs colds runny noses dirty arseholes and makes childbearing a pleasure".

Also reminds me of Monty Python's Medical Love Song.

Orca, ASN, RN

Specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC. Has 26 years experience.

Funny that this should come up. Years ago, I worked on a hospital adult mental health unit. We would occasionally get a patient in who the doctor wanted to try a placebo with to see what happened. With one patient his instructions to the pharmacy were to construct the biggest, ugliest capsule that they could, and they absolutely delivered. Horrible looking, pale blue things, absolutely huge.

Another patient, always in "pain". Tried her on a placebo, and these were artwork. Capsules, orange on one end and clear on the other, inside were small, round circles of sugar, some orange, some white, reminiscent of the "tiny time pills" in Contac, for those old enough to remember it. I knew that the patient was going to ask what it was, especially since she claimed that it gave her more relief than anything that she had ever taken. The bottle sent up from the pharmacy was labeled Cebocap, so that is what I told her. She asked detailed questions about it. I told her that it must be new, because it wasn't in my drug book.

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Orca, ASN, RN

Specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC. Has 26 years experience.

On 5/11/2020 at 2:59 PM, TriciaJ said:

Also reminds me of Monty Python's Medical Love Song.

Ah, another Python fan. Brilliant.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

Oral contraceptive of questionable effectiveness: Babymaybe.

Orca, ASN, RN

Specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC. Has 26 years experience.

On 5/20/2020 at 12:19 AM, VivaLasViejas said:

Oral contraceptive of questionable effectiveness: Babymaybe.

George Carlin had a whole list of product names for contraceptives in a comedy routine years ago. The ones that I remember:

Preg Not

Embry No

Nary a Carry

Momma Not

Kiddie Kill

Fetus Fail

Poppa Stopper

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LPERRY81798

Specializes in New Grad Nurse. Has 2 years experience.

Bestguesstamyacin, Lovafaux, oxycoidont, Hoxycodone