Medical term of the day

January 4, 2009 § Leave a comment

The online medical dictionary MedTerms.com offers an RSS feed that brings you the definition of a new medical term every day. A nice way to learn new terms and conditions. Subscribe here.

The last ten terms: Menstrual, Caroitid-artery stenosis, Hypercalcemia, Johnny, Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, Pneumothorax, Bioelectric impedance analysis, Thalassemia, Auditory afasia, Kyphosis.

Surgical steel (well, metal anyway)

February 9, 2008 § 3 Comments

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Most people are not familiar with medical terminology. To some it’s just a lot of mumbo jumbo. To others it’s a source of horror.

The foremost purveyor of horror in music is death metal. Raging drums, ripping guitars and growling vocals all combine to create a dark and aggressive expression. Some bands choose to top this off with lyrics about war and destruction. Others feed off the shock effect of the prince of darkness. And some turn to medicine and surgery for help.

I’ll take you on a tour of some of the strangest choices of band name. Strange, that is, from a medical perspective. « Read the rest of this entry »

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