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slang (UK medical)「医療現場の英語辞典」

各國的各行各業都會不斷地創造其專用"行話"或"隱語"
這篇英國醫療界的說 年輕醫師等所新創的
深受電視和影片等等之影響
「ナイフ・ハッピー」はやたらと手術をしたがる外科医――。「医療現場の英語辞典」には米国の医療ドラマなどに登場するスラングや業界用語約3千項目が収録されているそうです。


knife―happy(ナイフ・ハッピー)=やたらと手術をしたがる外科医、city t…
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The Knife-happy meaning is an overly enthusiastic surgeon


The secrets behind medical slang


By Gary Cleland
Last Updated: 7:41am GMT 21/12/2007

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/21/nslang121.xml

From Hasselhoffs to disco biscuits, a leading doctor has lifted the lid on the colourful slang used by staff on Britain’s hospital wards.

Rather than hiding behind scientific jargon, young doctors have developed their own dictionary of secret terms for patients and colleagues, often taken from popular TV shows and films.
David Hasselhoff
Hasselhoffs gives doctors bizarre explanations for injuries
A Hasselhoff, for example, is a patient who gives doctors in accident and emergency a bizarre explanation for their injury.


It was coined after former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff said last year that he had hit his head on a chandelier while shaving.


The broken glass severed four tendons as well as an artery in his right arm, which required immediate surgery.
A disco biscuit is the not-so medical name for an ecstasy tablet, while a Father Jack, taken from the name of the drunken old priest in the sitcom Father Ted, is a confused and elderly patient who constantly shouts and tries to get out of bed.
The dictionary of slang, published today in the British Medical Journal, was compiled by a consultant in palliative medicine, Paul Keeley.
He said: “It’s something I have picked up over the last few years from teaching junior doctors.

“I have always had an interest in language and I noticed that junior doctors seem to have picked up a whole vocabulary of language that older doctors like me don’t have.”
Other examples include blamestorming - a session of mutual recrimination in which a team tries to find someone to blame for an error.
A MacTilt describes how a Macmillan nurse tilts his or her head to convey sympathy or understanding to a cancer patient, while a Jack Bauer describes a doctor who is still up and working after 24 hours - after the lead character from the television series 24.
Testiculation, meanwhile, describes how a consultant will hold forth with expressive hand gestures on a subject on which he or she has little knowledge.
Dr Keeley, who works at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, is continuing to collect examples of medical slang and may launch a website or produce a follow up for the BMJ next year.
He said: “It has become quite a topic of conversation in the hospital where I work and I am sure I will be flooded with more examples.”
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It is possible that the most wide ranging professional slang can be found in the Royal Navy. Phrases in use today are hundreds of years old, some (i.e. 'taken aback') are well-embedded in the English language, others, more specific to warfare are still used in the Service; the RN still uses 'two!-six!-heave!' whenever extra effort is required to move something, this originates in gunnery orders used to run out cannon in ships of the line.
Posted by Phil on December 21, 2007 5:28 PM
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More HOspital slang-

CTD - Circling the drain. Someone who is getting ready to die or taking a long time to do so.

FUBAR - ****** up beyond all recognition
Posted by Nurse on December 21, 2007 3:43 PM
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Bennie. Of course we never kept 'em waiting! We saw as many as possible in the shortest possible time. The huge queues went at a trot. 'Temporary' patients were the only ones we actually got paid a fee per patient!
Posted by Dr David Valentine on December 21, 2007 2:45 PM
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Another acronym used by GPs is 'NFN' = 'Normal for Norfolk' - hinting that the patient has a fairly low IQ.
Posted by jaytt on December 21, 2007 2:24 PM
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Notes in notes:

Difficult diagnosis -GOKW - God only knows what.
Difficult patient (usually a frequent attender at peak times with trivia)- GHM -God help me!
Child with unusual features with no diagnosis as yet -FLK -funny looking kid. Often accompanied by FLP -funny looking parent.
Undiagnosed acute mental disorder - MAH - mad as hatter.
Grockles who overdid the sun were 'piles': hot,red and angry.

Probably be sued for that now.

Posted by Old Work Horse on December 21, 2007 2:07 PM
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BUMFF--usually idiotic written material in the RAF. Originally the check list before landing a light aircraft. Brakes, Undercarriage, Mixture,Fuel, Flaps.
Posted by Antonio Moore on December 21, 2007 1:49 PM
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FLK -Funny Looking Kid. I've seen this written in medical notes several times!
Posted by Andy Adams on December 21, 2007 1:39 PM
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Well I can't let this past without mention of the famous TUBE.

Totally Unnecessary Breast Examination


Posted by Nick on December 21, 2007 1:32 PM
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I don't know where the excellent "testiculation" was coined, but it's been around for years and I somehow doubt that it's medical in origin.

As for Red the Nomadic Lawyer, 10:21 - if you are a lawyer (and you do sound like one), please remember that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...

And in case you're wondering, I'm not an accountant.
Posted by Ferret God on December 21, 2007 12:20 PM
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F***tard - used by medics to describe any manager in the NHS.
Posted by Dr. S. C. Martin on December 21, 2007 12:17 PM
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My favourite is 'PFO' which I heard in the A&E department. I asked my son what it meant when he did a rotation in A&E. He said 'Pissed, Fell Over'! Next time I shall do a Hasselhof....
Posted by Alicia on December 21, 2007 11:30 AM
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I work in the oil industry which is just FULL of
funny terms e.g.

POOH - used on drilling reports for "Pull out of
hole"

Tripping - A round trip is where the bit is pulled
out of hole and run in again.

Dope - buckets of grease used to grease the
threads on drillpipe connections.

Pusher - Tool pusher, a foreman on the rig.
Usually a day pusher, night pusher and company
pusher

Joint - Drillpipe is made up of long joints of pipe
with a thread at each end to connect it up, each
joint is 30ft long.

A common t-shirt says that "Drilling is great
because the joints are 30ft long, there's buckets
of dope on the rig floor, plenty of pushers and
the trips last 12 hours or more"

Donkey dick - Yes this actually is a real term for
a piece of long weighted rubber that goes on the
end of wireline tools its floppy and where there
are lots of ledges in the hole it helps the tool find
its way down the hole (today's more PC world we
are supposed to call it a "hole finder" but few do)

Bell end - Yes another real term - oil wells are
lined with casing, a new type of casing can be
expanded to make more room in the hole - at
the end of this expanded casing you make one
end "belled" to fit another casing inside.

HSE - Health Safety Environment - over used
term now often people joke it stands for Have
S*x everyday,.


Posted by SE Asia Driller on December 21, 2007 11:28 AM
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in retail we have "sfq" - silly F***** queston.
Posted by shop man on December 21, 2007 11:26 AM
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Then there is "fluffy doll" used by psychiatrists - anyone know what it means ?
Posted by Jane on December 21, 2007 10:41 AM
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The practice of medicine has always been characterised by black humour, I suspect because it's a vital safety valve in a high stress, high stakes working environment. For example, the family apocrypha says that my uncle, a surgeon, and my aunt, a theatre sister, fell in love when their eyes met over a severed leg. He invited her to the hospital ball, she said yes - and the rest is history.

My favourite piece of jargon is 'ash cash' - the fee a doctor gets for signing a cremation certificate.
Posted by Arkadina on December 21, 2007 10:40 AM
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PITA - Pain in the A**e - is used by everyone, but I first heard it from a medic
JAFA - is one we use - Just another ******* Accountant
Posted by red the nomadic lawyer on December 21, 2007 10:31 AM
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There is of course good old "T S Bundy" for a patient in their death throes - Totally Stuffed But Unfortunately Not Dead Yet
Posted by Steve Upstone on December 21, 2007 10:11 AM
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Are there no trade secrets, anymore? Must everything be a business opportunity?
Posted by bossrat on December 21, 2007 10:07 AM
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I spent 22 years in the Army. We invented workplace slang, which I notice has now been taken on board by industry/commerce. Particularly by mid-level Walter Mitty types (known in the services as "walts") who like pretendending they are something they are not/have never been or never will be!

Tales of 'Bennies', 'stills' and 'when-eyes' spring to mind.

Super Dobra!

It's better to be a tired old has-been that a tired old never-has-been! The sooner some people take that on board and run it up the flagpole and see who salutes, the better!
Posted by Maj Boothroyd (retd) on December 21, 2007 10:05 AM
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Medics did not invent 'disco biscuit', it's just common urban slang. I had many a bikkie offered to me in the late 80's -> early 90's.

While I'm at it 'Grockle' is a word used by the enlightened people of Devon to describe the outsiders who prop up their local economy. Yeh Valenitine - keep em waiting ay. Sunburn'll teach 'em. It's nice to hear about the professionalism in our A&E departments.

Posted by Benny on December 21, 2007 9:55 AM
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The generic medical term for irritating children = ELFs
Evil Little F...... ellows
Posted by David Mills on December 21, 2007 9:52 AM
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Other terms used by my medic friends include
1 "The scumbag test" which is achieved if the subject has more tatoos than teeth
2 "Lantern test" which is an assessment of low intellect and is achieved if you shine a light in the subject's mouth and the eyes light up.

Posted by Phil Bailey on December 21, 2007 9:27 AM
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I'm beginning to wish there were more soap operas on TV about accountancy.
Posted by Viktor Dmitrievitch Huliganov on December 21, 2007 9:01 AM
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We used to call patients holidaying in the vast caravan sites 'Grockles'.

A 'Grockle' would phone you at any time of day and night to ask for something they had forgotten to bring such as Paracetamol or Tampax and expect instant service! Sunburn of a minor nature brought them to our surgeries in their hundreds. The thousands getting a free holiday from social services were the worst.
Posted by Dr D Valentine on December 21, 2007 8:17 AM
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I generally loathe jargon but I think this is great. It's high time the medical profession took itself less seriously and realised they are people just like you and me, not gods! Its a job where a good sense of humour is a great benefit, to both staff and patients. "laughter is the best medicine" may be a hackney'd old saw, but it's true nevertheless.
Posted by Bob Finbow on December 21, 2007 7:57 AM

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