Medical words you like the sound of

  1. What medical words or phrases do you like the sound of??? I like Wenkebach. and strangely enough herniorraphy (?sp)
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  3. by   belfry

    it just sounds like what it is...

    I like petichiae (sp) also..
  4. by   sydylo
    I like saying hydrochlorthiazide.
  5. by   augigi
    I like exsanguinate. Except when it happens.
  6. by   kat911
    I also like esophagogastroduodenoscopy, just because I can acutally say it!
  7. by   CarVsTree
    Atelectasis. You just sound so darn smart when you say atelectasis.
  8. by   kat911
    How about Lithotripsy, sounds like something a graceful drunk would do.
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm partial to incontinence, myself........sounds so much classier than "Uh, I just peed my pants"

    I also like the 'ring' produced by:
    Bronchiectasis (except when it occurs, of course)
    Sanguineous (when used to describe certain drainage)
    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (it took me forever to learn how to run that one all together)
    Obstipation (kinda creative, isn't it?)

    My LEAST favorite word:

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  12. by   moongirl
    erythropoetin and myasthenia gravis

    when I was in A&P, it was lattisimus dorsi
  13. by   HappyNurse2005

    I've never taken it, but i jsut like the way it sounds!
  14. by   firstyearstudent
    If I was in a heavy metal band would name it Toxic Megacolon.