Funny names for body parts

  1. I really enjoy funny names for body parts and thought this might be fun. Who knows what a
    philtrum is? No fair looking it up!
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  2. 83 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
    isn't it that little dimplerisge between nose and upper lip?
  4. by   Shamrock
    Ding, ding, you win. Your turn
  5. by   plumrn
    frenulum (sp?)
  6. by   Shamrock
    urachus
  7. by   Shamrock
    Originally posted by plumrn
    frenulum (sp?)
    What is it?
  8. by   monkijr
    pudendum? First time I heard a doc refer to this, had to look it up.
  9. by   monkijr
    Originally posted by Shamrock
    What is it?
    also called lingual frenum----- the band of tissue that extends from the floor of the mouth to the inferior surface of the tongue.

    I tore mine one, really hurt.
  10. by   Shamrock
    Ok, now I have to know HOW you tore it.
    And I learned a new one, thanks!!
  11. by   monkijr
    Originally posted by Shamrock
    Ok, now I have to know HOW you tore it.
    And I learned a new one, thanks!!
    You would have to ask,

    let's just say, I was reaching too far, and leave it at that.
  12. by   Shamrock
    Originally posted by URSULA
    You would have to ask,

    let's just say, I was reaching too far, and leave it at that.
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    URSULA - I'm not laughing at your pain, but at the mental picture that my twisted mind conjured up.
    Last edit by Shamrock on Apr 15, '03
  13. by   BranRN
    I had mine surgical cut when I was a baby, I couldn't move my tongue because of malformation or something (I can't rememebr I was a baby )

    Now it is all better, but sure does look weird, lol. Thought I would share, it is not everyday you hear someone talking about it.

    Brandi
  14. by   Whisper
    urachus=band of fibrous tissue extending from the bladder to the umbilicus.

    Is that right??

    one of my friends was on an ob-gyn placement, and I think this was on the worksheet had set

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