Funny Medical Acronyms, Decoded

Say what? Here's some of the more shocking slang that doctors might use.

By Joe Kita from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2012
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D.I.N.K.

Patient who Did Not Keep appointment

P.I.T.A.

Pain In The Ass

F.L.K.

Funny-Looking Kid

F.A.B.I.A.N.S.

Felt Awful But I’m All right Now Syndrome

P.M.S.

Poor Miserable Soul

G.O.M.E.R.

Get Out of My Emergency Room

D & D

Divorced & Desperate (middle-age female who visits doctor weekly for male attention)

H.I.B.G.I.A.

Had It Before, Got It Again

H.O.N.D.A.

Hypertensive Obese Non-compliant Diabetic Adult

L.O.L.I.N.A.D.

Little Old Lady in No Apparent Distress

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