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21 medical terms for common problems

“Someone call 911! Mark’s got obdormition! Wait, what’s obdormition? His arm is asleep, are you serious? Haven’t you heard of the boy who cried wolf, Mark?” The moral of the story is, when you use these medical terms for common problems, try not to cause a panic.

For example, if you tell someone you have gustatory rhinitis they might assume the worse. But really, it’s just a runny nose induced by spicy food. Many of our runners probably experience medial tibial stress syndrome––shin splints. See the rest at the full story.

Full story at Mental Floss.

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