Medical Terms

Maybe it's because I studied medical terminology in college—back before I realized that I didn't really like needles and being in a hospital gave me the whim-whams—that these definitions seem so funny. Or, possibly it's because they are funny that they seem so ... well ... rib-tickling! Regardless of the reasons for my own enjoyment, I know you'll get a kick out of them.


ANTIBODY - against everyone

BENIGN - what you be after you be eight

BOWEL - letters like a, e, i, o, u

CESARIAN SECTION - a district in Rome

CAT SCAN - searching for lost kitty

CHRONIC - neck of a crow

COMA - punctuation mark

CORTISONE - area around local courthouse

CYST - short for sister

DIAGNOSIS - person with a slanted nose

DILATE - the late British princess

DISLOCATION - in this place

DUODENUM - couple in jeans

ENEMA - not a friend

FALSE LABOR - pretending to work

GALL BLADDER - bladder in a girl

GENES - blue denim

HERNIA - she is close by

IMPOTENT - distinguished, well-known

LABOR PAIN - hurt at work

LACTOSE - person without digits on the foot

LYMPH - walk unsteadily

MICROBES - small dressing gowns

OBESITY - city of Obe

PROTEIN - in favor of teens

PULSE - grain

PUS - small cat


SECRETION - hiding anything

SERUM - sailors' drink

SUBCUTANEOUS - not cute enough

TABLET - small table

TUMOR - extra pair

ULTRASOUND - radical noise

From GCFL.net


If you get a sec, drop off a comment and tell me which one you enjoyed the most. My favorite was the definition for "benign." I'm still chuckling over it.


Angie said...

That was too funny. I'm still laughing! Thanks.

Cathy said...

I especially liked tumor- extra pair. I like to be pre-paired.

Jane Isfeld Still said...

Love the humor. Congrats on your silver quill. :)

Watchman said...

Very cute. I didn't know doctors had a sense of humor. I guess they all get it out of their systems while still in med school.

Hermana Maw said...

So funny. Thanks for the laugh. :)

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the laugh.

"Ultrasound" sounds like something I used back in undergrad.

Lisa said...

This is too funny:) I like the Cesarian section the best.

Toyin O. said...

very funny!


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Debbie Davis said...

I liked lactose, I will never think of that word in quite the same way again. These definitions were all really cute though it was hard to pick a favorite. Congrats on the Silver Quill! Quite exciting!!