Medical Jargon

F Feldene – a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (piroxicam) prescribed for arthritis and other forms of joint and bone inflammation fentanyl – a short-acting morphine like narcotic analgesic of high poitency, often used […]

Medical Jargon

D D5 – the abbreviation for dextrose (glucose) given in a 5 percent normal saline solution Darvocet – a drug (propoxyphene hydrochloride) prescribed for pain DB – ER abbreviation for […]

Medical Jargon

  A Abduction – to move a limb or some other body part away from the midline of the body ABG – arterial blood gas reading Acetaminophen – a nonsalicylate analgesic-antipyretic (Tylenol) ACE – […]

Military Jargon

Gunner – A servicemember who operates a crew-served weapon, such as a piece of artillery or ship’s cannon. Recommended by user John Alfred. Hangar Queen – An aircraft that is […]

Food Jargon

Appetizer: A small first course dish that is presented before the entree. Some guests mistake appetizers for entrees. Bill: An itemized total of purchases before tips. Perhaps someone you work […]