Rabbit - over-talkative (from slang "Rabbit & Pork - talk)
Radio-I-suppose-otope - imaging agent used in Unclear Medicine (Nuclear Medicine)
Raisin Farm - old person's home, geriatric ward etc (also Raisin Farmer - person who runs old persons' home)
Ralphie McYakkers - young drunks vomiting
Rapid Lead Infusion - obnoxious patient ought to be shot
Rays - radiology dept
RBG - Received by God (a person in receipt of a Celestial Transfer)
RBS - Really Bad Shape
Rear Admiral - proctologist
Rear Admiralty - proctology dept
Rectoencephalitis - head-up-own-ar5e syndrome
Red dot - physicians from India, relates to red dot on their forehead
Red pipe - artery (as opposed to "blue pipe" or vein)
Reeker - smelly patient
Removal men - dept of care of elderly people
Retrospectoscope - instrument of hindsight
Rheumaholiday - rheumatology (considered by hard-pressed juniors to be a less busy dept)
Ringo – (after Beatles drummer Ringo Starr) an expendable team member
Roach - a patient, usually a dirtbag/ingrate, that can't be killed despite near lethal complications of an already serious ailment
ROAD - Dermatologist. Acronym "Retired On Active Duty" Akin to "dermaholiday"
Road Chilli - Unrestrained driver/motorcyclist or passenger, ejected and splattered
Road Map - injuries incurred by going through a car windshield face first.
Road Map Abdomen - scarred from multiple ops (same as Gridiron Belly, Zorro Belly)
Road Pizza - Unrestrained driver/motorcyclist or passenger, ejected and splattered
Road Test - to get a drunk patient to walk up and down a corridor; if they pass they are turfed, if they fail they need a bit longer to sober up.
Roasted Goober - tumour after intensive cobalt treatment.
Rock - a patient that stays on your service forever
Rocket Room - a ward/unit where there are many deaths (many transfers to heaven)
Rocking horse stool - even rarer than hen's teeth
Rooters - indigents and hangers-on who gather in big-city emergency rooms in order to be entertained by legitimate cases.
Rose cottage - mortuary
Rothman's sign - tobacco staining of fingers
Rounding Up The Usual Suspects - Ordering a set of tests for a given set of symptoms
RPVU - Relative Porsche Value Unit: surgical index of potential income from the repair of patient injuries, usually orthopaedic in nature. Fractured finger = a windscreen wiper; a fractured hip = new tyres etc.
RT - Room Temperature (dead)
RTT with a BBB - Rat-a-Tat-Tat with a Baseball Bat (hit with blunt instrument).
Rudy Baga - Patient with terminal brain injury, persistent vegetative state (rutabaga is a vegetable).
Rule of Five - if more than five of the patient's orifices are obscured by tubing, he has no chance
Running Towards the Light - dying
Lowest in the hobo hierarchy. It is a term of many meanings, but in its most authoritative uses it refers to the lowest of vagrants.
Bum (2) - One who begs or cons people on the street, trying to make a fast buck. They are untrustworthy but not dangerous.
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pallet: the raised wooden platform on whichbooks are delivered by binders and stored in distribution centres; handlingrequires the use of forklift trucks.
John Willke, president of the National Right to Life Committee, devotes achapter in his book " Abortion: Questions & Answers" to the terminology hethinks his followers should use to best advance their cause.
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Ethan Bronner says that when he wrote a story for the Boston Globe last year on late-term abortions, a copy editor questioned his description of a surgicalprocedure "destroying" the fetus by "crushing forming skulls and bones."Bronner says the editor told him, "As far as I'm concerned, until that thing is born, it is really no different from a kidney; it is part of the woman's body." To talk about "destroying" it or about "forming bones," the editor said, "isreally to distort the issue." Bronner felt the language he used was essential to the points he was tryingto make, so he appealed to a higher editor; his view largely prevailed in theresultant compromise.
But Willke and other abortion opponents have been much less successful than abortion-rights advocates at insinuating their chosen terminology into the daily media lexicon, especially since the U.S.
Too costly now for hobos.
Amble, ambulate - Walk at a leisurely pace (because, one imagines, of its similarity to the word amble), to ambulate is simply to walk.
Ambulanters - They proudly proclaim themselves to be American Gypsies.
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tucker A strip of fabric,possibly edged with lace, or a strip of lace across the top of thestomacher to help hide that unsightly cleavage line, or a strip thatgoes all the way around the gown neckline. The strip across thestomacher was sometimes called a "modesty piece"alternatively or perhaps instead. "Modesty piece" and"tucker" were also used in the 19th century for a triangularpiece to fill in a V neckline, and a chemisette.
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