Terms we will not admit to using - page 6
You all have heard of them and of course we never actually use any of these terms but somehow they are there and everyone knows them....... There the "unofficial" abbreviation list like ... Read More
Sep 1, '06Occupation: Emergency Department Specialty: ER/Ortho-Neuro-Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 11,171; Likes: 3,262This is a fairly common list :::
Most of the definitions on the following lexicon of medical slang appeared
a few years ago in the National Lampoon. Some of the definitions are funny. Most are sick. All are used in respected hospitals.
BOBBING FOR APPLES: Using the finger to unclog a severely constipated
F.L.K.: "Funny-looking Kid."
F.L.P.: Parents of an F.L.K.
CRUMP, GORK, VEDGY: A patient requiring intensive care, incapable of
movement, and apparently unaware of his surroundings.
HORRENDOPLASTY: A difficult and time-consuming operation.
BAG, BOX, COOL, STIFFEN, X: To die.
MARRIAGEABLE MONSTER: A young female patient who has successfully undergone major plastic surgery.
GOMER: A senile, messy, or highly unpleasant patient.
FASCINOMA: A "fascinating" tumor; any interesting or amusing malignancy.
DROOLER: A catatonic patient.
CUT AND PASTE: To open a patient, discover that there is no hope, and
immediately sew him up. Well, almost immediately. Sometimes young
surgeons practice surgical techniques for a while first.
FOUR F-ER: A gallbladder patient. "Fat, forty-ish, flatulent female."
PINKY CHEATER: Latex finger cover used in gynecological and proctological examinations.
ROAD MAP: Injuries incurred by going through a car windshield face first.
A HOLE-IN-ONE: A gunshot wound through the mouth or rectum.
THE "O" SIGN: The letter O as formed by a patient's gaping mouth.
THE "Q" SIGN: A patient giving the O sign with his tongue hanging out.
THE DOTTED Q: The "Q" sign, with a fly on the tongue.
SIDEWALK SOUFFLE: A patient who has fallen from a building.
LOOSE CHANGE: A dangling limb in need of amputation.
BULL IN THE RING: A blocked large intestine.
GONE CAMPING: Reference to a patient in an oxygen tent.
EATING IN: Intravenous feeding.
BORDEAUX: Urine with blood in it.
SCRATCH AND SNIFF: A gynecological examination.
ANGEL LUST: A male cadaver with an erection.
HIT AND RUN: The act of operating quickly so as not to be late for another
CAPTAIN KANGAROO: Chairman of a pediatrics department.
ROOTERS: Indigents and hangers-on who gather in big-city emergency rooms in order to be entertained by legitimate cases.
SHORT-ORDER-CHEFS: Morgue workers.
LOOP THE LOOP: Flamboyant surgical rearrangement of the intestines.
BUGS IN THE RUG: Pubic lice.
HEY DOCS: Alcoholics handcuffed to wheelchairs in big-city medical wards
who, at the sight of a white coat, bleat out in chorus, "Hey, Doc!"
BLOWN MIND: Gunshot wound to the head.
ICING ON THE CAKE: Lethal tumor discovered in the X-rays of a heart attack victim.
THE GARDEN: Neurosurgical intensive care ward, so called because of the
"vegetables" found there.
BOOGIE, GOOBER: A tumor.
THE DEEP FRY: Cobalt therapy.
ROASTED GOOBER: A tumor after intensive cobalt treatment.
HEALTHY GOOBER: A dead patient.
BURY THE HATCHET: Accidently leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient.
SILVER GOOSE, SILVER STALLION: Proctoscope.
GAS PASSER: Anesthesiologist.
CRISPY CRITTER: A patient with severe burns.
Sep 1, '06Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 14,826; Likes: 8,031Do ya think you passed the NCLEX Roy? I think you did.
Sep 3, '06Joined: Nov '04; Posts: 15Quote from gwenithhyponicotaemia is a great one, ill have to share that with my smoking coworkers.You all have heard of them and of course we never actually use any of these terms but somehow they are there and everyone knows them.......
There the "unofficial" abbreviation list
FLK Funny Looking Kid
Craft syndrome - Can't Remember A Flippin' Thing
PFO - clean version - Potted (Drunk) and Fell Over
AHD - Acute Haloperidol Deficit
Or the pseudomedical jargon for describing patient peculiarities i.e.
Acute Pneumoencephalopathy (thanks TeeitupTom)
Acute Hyponicotaemia (busting for a cigarette)
Does anyone know anymore??
Okay can anyone add to this list
Sep 4, '06Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 5AOOB A** out of bed
Here's two I made up years ago
Cephaloendoproctosis Head up the A** and the surgical proceedure to fix it is cephaloendoproctectomy
Sep 13, '06Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 13; Likes: 3"Large Brown Trout",,,GI and ER docs use this one to describe, after viewing a KUB, an impaction someone is going to have to go after (manual disimpaction).
Sep 13, '06Occupation: Med surg on an oncology floor Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in tele- 7 yrs, Pyxis- 3 yrs, med/surg 4 ; From: MS, US ; Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 30; Likes: 16For the E.D Nurses: TTR = Tooth to Tatto Ratio
Sep 13, '06Occupation: Med/Surg Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in ER, Med/Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 481; Likes: 517These are some that one of my docs told me:
Toxic seman backup
Sperm retention H/A (or SRI - Sperm retention irritability)
Sep 13, '06Occupation: Retired Specialty: 38 year(s) of experience in Women's health & post-partum ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 566; Likes: 176Proctalgia--an actual term, but used here to refer to a PIA family member.
Sep 18, '06Occupation: SICU Nurse Joined: May '06; Posts: 120; Likes: 17Anal Glaucoma -- for when you can't see you a** doing that
Oct 1, '06Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 34; Likes: 13Whenever I see someone use WNL I always wonder if it means "within normal limits" or "We never looked"
Oct 1, '06Occupation: Case Manager, Trauma Services Specialty: 39 year(s) of experience in Psychiatry, Case Management, also OR/OB ; Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 246; Likes: 89Cerebral proctalgia--head where it doesn't belong
cerebral flyby -- everything goes right over his/her head