10 Funny Medical Acronyms—Decoded
These crude acronyms aren’t used much, but an unflattering comment may occasionally slip out during a particularly frustrating healthcare situation.
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If you skip your visit with Dr. Smith to stand in line for a concert, you’re a D.I.N.K: a patient who Did Not Keep his appointment.
Oh, you already know your diagnosis because you searched one of your symptoms online? And you won’t let me the doc get in a word otherwise? Congratulations! You’re a P.I.T.A.: Pain In The Ass. Here are some less blunt (and much more important) medical abbreviations you should definitely know.
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No doctor would admit this to your face, but they may secretly think you have a F.L.K.: Funny-Looking Kid.
Felt Awful But I’m All right Now Syndrome is a common health condition experienced by people who find it difficult to distinguish between symptoms and just being a human. Check out these 35 medical words you always mispronounce.
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Ah, the Poor Miserable Soul, the patient who won’t stop complaining enough to hear her doctor’s recommendations.
Are you a family member? No? Then Get Out of My Emergency Room!
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If a middle-age female visits her doctor weekly for male attention, she’s likely D&D: Divorced & Desperate.
Had It Before, Got It Again, otherwise known as a bad case of the repeats. Find out more ridiculous lingo that doctors use behind your back.
Hypertensive Obese Non-compliant Diabetic Adult is definitely not part of your doctor’s regular (spoken) vocabulary.
If doctors say there’s a L.O.L.I.N.A.D. in the office, they’re talking about the sweet Little Old Lady in No Apparent Distress. When it comes to medical jargon, you could endanger your health if you don’t know these medical words you assume are interchangeable but aren’t.