Florence St Family Practice
Medical Terms Explained
Medical jargon can be so confusing. Here are some explanations:
Alimentary - what Holmes said to Watson.
Artery - the study of paintings.
Benign - what an eight-year old wants to be.
Cardiology - advanced study of poker playing.
Chiropractor - an Egyptian doctor.
Fibula - small lie.
Genes - Blue denim slacks.
Intern - one after another.
Mammogram - a cable to mother.
Nitrates - cheaper than day rates.
Pelvis - Elvis Presley's cousin.
Ultrasound - a loud noise.
Vein - conceited.
A woman, calling the local hospital said, 'Hello, I want to know if a patient is getting better. Her name is Esther Rabbit in room 302.'
The nurse answered, 'Oh, yes, Esther is doing very well. Her blood pressure is fine, she is going off the heart monitor in a couple of hours and Dr Oof is hoping to send her home on Tuesday.'
The woman said, 'That's fantastic! Oh! What wonderful news!'
The nurse replied, 'From your enthusiasm, you must be a very close friend or relative of Esther's'.
The woman answered, 'I AM Esther Rabbit in 302. Dr Al Oof doesn't tell me anything!'
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.
Source: Autumn 2003 edition of Your Health Newsletter