Medical Slang Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Medical Slang Acronyms

  • DKA — Don’t/Doesn’t Know Anything (but Is Explained To Relatives As Diabetic Ketoacidosis If Challenged)
  • DMFNFL — Dumb Mother F*cker, Not Fit To Live
  • DOD — Donut of Death – CT Scanner
  • DOTS — Dead On The Spot (of An Accident), Also FDOTS (F*cking Dead On The Spot)
  • DPS — Dumb Parent Syndrome
  • DPS — (General Practice) Droopy Penis Syndrome: A Patient Wanting Viagra Prescription
  • DPS — (Hospitals) Disappearing Penis Syndrome: The Usual Reaction of The Male Organ In Response To Insertion of Catheter Or Endoscope
  • DQ — Drama Queen
  • DRT — Dead Right There (patient Dead At Scene of Accident)
  • DRTTTT — Dead Right There, There, There And There (patient Dead And In Multiple Parts At Scene of Accident)
  • DSB — Drug-Seeking Behaviour (faking Illness To Fuel Narcotic Addiction)
  • DSP — Dumb Sh*t Profile
  • DTMA — Don’t Transfer To Me Again.
  • DTS — Danger To Shipping (in Reference To Particularly Large Patients)
  • DUB — Damn Ugly Baby
  • DWPA — Death / Dying With Paramedic Assistance
  • EBU — Ego Boost Units – Med Students/junior Doctors That Follow A Doctor
  • EC — Eternal Care – Intensive Care (for A Patient Who Won’t Come Out Again)
  • ECU — “Eternal Care Unit: Heaven (“”gone To The ECU”” = Dead)”
  • EDDU — Eating Drinking Defecating Urinating (but Not Much Else)
  • EDGATWTTTF — Elevator Doesn’t Go All The Way To The Top Floor (questionable IQ)
  • EI — Eating In – Intravenous Feeding
  • ELFS — Evil Little F*ckers (irritating Children)
  • EMS — Earn Money Sleeping (joke At Expense of Emergency Medical Service)
  • EMT — Extraordinary Masochistic Tendencies (joke At Expense of Emergency Medical Technicians)
  • ERCP — Emergency Retrograde Clerking of Patient, An Emergency Procedure Before The Consultant Rounds
  • ERNOBW — Engine Running, No One Behind The Wheel (questionable IQ)
  • ES — “Eiffel Syndrome – From “”I Fell On It”” Excuse By Patient With A Foreign Object In The Rectum”
  • ESBAM — “Eat Shit And Bark At The Moon (or “”not Bloody Likely”” In UK English)”
  • ETOH — “Extremely Trashed Or Hammered (2 Derivations Given: Corruption of “”Etho”” [ethanol Addict] Or From “”EtOH”” [chemistry Abbreviation For Ethanol])”
  • FABIANS — Felt Awful But I’m Alright Now Syndrome
  • FAC — F*cking Awkward Client
  • FCBP — Fellow of The College of Bystander Physicians I.e. Doctor Having A Look-see
  • FD — F*cking Drunk
  • FDGM — Fall Down, Go Boom (also See LOLFDGB)
  • FDSTW — Found Dead Stayed That Way
  • FES — Fluttering Eye Syndrome – Patient Faking Unconsciousness
  • FFDID — Found Face Down In Ditch
  • FFDIG — Found Face Down In Gutter
  • FFFF — See 4F (Fat, Fair, Female, Forty = Gall Bladder Disease)
  • FHHS — (US) Female Hispanic Hysterical Syndrome (screaming And Crying)
  • FIDO — F*ck It, Drive On (a Waste of Time/hoax Ambulance Call)
  • FINE — F*cked Up , Insecure, Neurotic & Emotional
  • FIRT — Failed Impact Resistance Test (crash Victim)
  • FIT — Fart In Transit (gas Seen In The Intestines On An Abdominal Film)
  • FITH — F*cked In The Head
  • FLB — Funny Little Bumps (unexplained Skin Bumps)
  • FLK — Funny Looking Kid (sometimes Suggests Rural Inbreeding – See FLP)
  • FLK W/ GLM — Funny Looking Kid With A Good Looking Mother
  • FLKBCOTP — Funny Looking Kid But Check Out The Parents
  • FLP — Funny Looking Parents (hereditary Cause Suspected For FLK)
  • FLUF — Funny Little Ugly F*cker
  • FMPS — Fluff My Pillow Syndrome (attention/sympathy Seeker)
  • FOALS NEIGH — F*ck Off And Let Someone Not Extremely Incompetent Get Here
  • FOB — Found On Bench
  • FODE — Falling On Deaf Ears
  • FOL — Fat Old Lady, Gone Off Legs (GOF), Full of Sh*t(FOS). Confused Elderly Female, Unable To Exercise At Home, Now Unable To Move Unaided And Badly Constipated As A Result (see Also TCS).
  • FOOBA — Found On Ortho Barely Alive (a Play On FUBAR – F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition)
  • FOOSH — Fall Onto Outstretched Hand (as Cause of Broken Wrist/arm)
  • FORD — Found On Road Dead
  • FOS — Full of Sh*t (either Severely Constipated Or Metaphorically)
  • FOS — Found On Street: Unidentified Dead Homeless Person
  • FPO — For Practice Only (FTD)
  • FTD — Fixing To Die
  • FTF — Failed To Fly (botched Suicide)
  • FUBAR — F*cked Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition
  • FUBIL — F*ck You Buddy, I’m Leaving. The Act of A Doctor At A Small Hospital Dumping A Critically Ill Patient On Larger Hospital On Friday Afternoon Before He Leaves For The Weekend.
  • FUPA — Fat Upper Pussy Area
  • FURB — Funny, Unusual, Rectal Blockage (people Who Use Inappropriate Objects To Insert Into The Rectum)
  • GACP — Gravity Assisted Concrete Poisoning – Jumped / Fell From Height
  • GDA — Gonna Die Anyway
  • GLF — Ground Level Fall (tripped Over)
  • GLM — Good Looking Mum
  • GOA — Gone On Arrival (police Turn Up, Ambulance Turns Up, Fire Brigade Turns Up, Patient Doesn’t)
  • GOK — God Only Knows
  • GOL — Gone Off Legs (see FOL)
  • GOLP — Generalised Old Lady Pains
  • GOMER — Get Out of My Emergency Room; Extended To Mean Elderly Patient Who Is Unable To Communicate Their Symptoms And Passed From One Department To Another
  • GORK — God Only Really Knows
  • GPH — Goddamns Per Hour
  • GPO — Good For Parts Only (won’t Survive)
  • GRAFOB — Grim Reaper At Foot of Bed
  • GRAHOB — Grim Reaper At Head of Bed
  • GROLIES — (UK) Guardian Reader of Low Intellect In Ethnic Skirt
  • GSP — Gown Sign Positive – A Patient Who Leaves (self-discharge) Without Official Discharge Orders
  • GTG — Go To Ground – Fall Out of Bed Or Chair
  • GTMJACB — Gone To Meet Jesus, Ain’t Coming Back (dead)
  • GTO — Gomer Tip Over (elderly Person With Injury From Trip Or Fall)
  • GTTL — Gone To The Light (died)
  • GUCCI — Genito-Urinary Clinc, Chlamydial Infection (posh Female With Sexually Transmitted Chlamydial Infection)
  • GWR — God’s Waiting Room; Intensive Care Unit And/or Geriatric Unit
  • HAIRY PSALMS — Haven’t Any Idea Regarding Your Patient, Send A Lot More Serum
  • HALS — Hit And Left Standing (apparently Uninjured But In Shock After RTA/MVA)
  • HBD — Has Been Drinking
  • HEA — Heel Elevation Ataxia – A Woman Who Appears Staggering Drunk, But Is Sober (or Slightly Tipsy) But Can’t Walk On Seriously High Stiletto Heels
  • HHS — Hospital Hobo Syndrome – Person Who Visits Multiple Hospitals Seeking Attention Or Accommodation
  • HI5 — “HIV Positive (“”V”” Being The Roman Numeral For 5)”
  • HIBGIA — Had It Before, Got It Again
  • HIVI — Husband Is Village Idiot
  • HLCS — Happy Little Campers – Children In Oxygen Tents

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