Medical Slang Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Medical Slang Acronyms

  • PIAF — PIssed As A Fart (drunk) (also PAAF -Pissed As A Fart)
  • PID — Pus In ‘Dere (PID Actually Means Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
  • PITA — Pain In The Ass
  • PLH — Pray Long And Hard
  • PLTDP — Practice Limited To Dead People
  • PNR — Person Needed A Ride I.e. Minor Ailment But Called Ambulance Instead of Taxi
  • POMT — Please Optimize Medical Treatment – Don’t Call Us Until You’ve Done Your Job First
  • POPTA — Passed Out Prior To Arrival
  • PORG — Person of Restricted / Retarded Growth (dwarf / Midget)
  • PP — “Plank Positive – Stupid, As In “”thick As 2 Short Planks”””
  • PP — Pumpkin Positive – A Penlight Shone Into The Patient’s Mouth/ear Would Encounter A Brain So Small That The Whole Head Would Light Up
  • PPA — Practicing Professional Alcoholic
  • PPP — Piss Poor Protoplasm
  • PPPPP — Piss Poor Protoplasm Poorly Put-together (really Old And / Or Decrepit)
  • PRATFO — Patient Reassured And Told To F*** Off
  • PSS — Positive Suitcase Sign – Patients Who Are Repeated Admissions For Prolonged Periods With No Physiological Cause of Their Problems. They Turn Up At Hospital With Packed Suitcases Ready For Admission
  • PWFS — Post-Weekend Fatigue Syndrome – An Ailment Which Presents At GP Surgeries On Monday Mornings
  • PWT — Poor White Trash (with A Condition Related To Their Lifestyle)
  • QID — Queen In Distress (hissy Fit)
  • RBG — Received By God (a Person In Receipt of A Celestial Transfer)
  • RBS — Really Bad Shape
  • RHS — Rocking Horse Stool – Even Rarer Than Hen’s Teeth
  • RLI — Rapid Lead Infusion – Obnoxious Patient Ought To Be Shot
  • 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.
  • RR — Rocket Room – A Ward/unit Where There Are Many Deaths (many Transfers To Heaven)
  • RT — Room Temperature (dead)
  • RTTBBB — Rat-a-Tat-Tat With A Baseball Bat (hit With Blunt Instrument).
  • RTTL — Running Towards The Light – Dying
  • RUTUS — Rounding Up The Usual Suspects – Ordering A Set of Tests For A Given Set of Symptoms
  • S2 — Sit The F**k Down And Shut The F**k Up
  • SAS — Sick As Sh*t
  • SBA — Silver Bracelet Award – Patient Is A Prisoner Brought In Wearing Cuffs
  • SBI — Something Bad Inside E.g. Undiagnosed Cancer/unexpected Serious Condition Found When Performing Surgery
  • SBLEO — (pronounced S-B-Leo) Suicide By Law Enforcement Officer
  • SBOD — Stupid Bitch / Bastard On Drugs
  • SEP — Somebody Else’s Problem (not To Be Confused With Sepsis)
  • SFS — Stinky Foot Syndrome (often Related To Homeless)
  • SFSF — Sphincter Factor Scale: 1 To 10 Scale Indicating Degree of Bowel-loosening In Response To An Emergency
  • SHA — Ship His Ass (when Patients Refuse To Be Discharged).
  • SHAD — Syphilitic, Hypochondriac, Alcoholic Degenerate
  • SHPOS — Sub-Human Piece of Sh*t
  • SHS — Sullen, Hostile, Stupid (often An Inner City Drug/alcohol Addict)
  • SIG — Stroppy Ignorant Girl
  • SIO — Sleeping It Off
  • SNUD — Sick Nigh Unto Death
  • SOB — Short of Breath
  • SOB — Silly Old Bugger / B*stard / Bitch
  • SOB — Sitting Out of Bed / Sitting On Bed
  • SOCMOB — Standing On Corner Minding Own Business (when Inexplicably Injured)
  • SODDI — Some Other Doctor Did It (when One Medic’s Botched Jobs Must Be Put Right/answered For By Someone Else)
  • SOG — Sick Old Guy (male Version of LOL (Little Old Lady))
  • SPAK — Status Post Ass Kicking
  • SRI — Something Wrong Inside (undiagnosable Problem)
  • SSDD — Same Sh*t Different Day
  • SVRI — Something Very Wrong Inside (usually Terminal)
  • SWAG — Scientific Wild Ass Guess
  • SWI — Something Wrong Inside
  • SWW — Sick, Wet And Whiny (infant)
  • SYB — Save Your Breath (for Patients Who Don’t Take Advice)
  • TAPS — Thick As Pig Sh*t
  • TARFU — Things Are Really F*cked Up
  • TATT — “Talks All The Time (also “”Tired All The Time””)”
  • TBC — Total Body Crunch: Multiple Injuries
  • TBD — Total Body Dolor I.e. Complains of Pain Everywhere
  • TBP — Total Body Pain
  • TCLT — Transcranial Lead Therapy – Gunshot Wound Passing Through Head
  • TCS — Toxic Confusional State – Confused, Usually Elderly, Person Whose Problem Is Due To Constipation (toxic Build Up In Body)
  • TDS — Terminal Deceleration Syndrome (e.g. RTA Death, High-rise Syndrome, Jump-suicides And Parachute-failed-to-open)
  • TEC — Transfer To Eternal Care I.e. Dead
  • TEETH — Tried Everything Else, Try Homeopathy
  • TF BUNDY — Totally F*cked, But Unfortunately Not Dead Yet
  • TFO — Too F*cking Old (person Dying of Old Age).
  • TFTB — Too Fat To Breathe
  • THC — Three Hots And A Cot; Sought In A&E By The Local Homeless
  • TLC — Tube, Lavage & Charcoal (given To Poisoning Victim)
  • TLGP — Two Legged Guinea Pig – Patient Undergoing Experimental Or Extreme Treatments
  • TLR — Two Legged Rat – Refers To A Patient Undergoing Experimental Or Extreme Treatments
  • TMB — “Too Many Birthdays: Person Dying of “”old Age”””
  • TMI — Three Meaningless Initials (e.g. John Smith, TMI – Applied To Medics With Qualifications Rather Than Ability)
  • TOBP — Tired of Being Pregnant (especially Patient Demanding Caesarian)
  • TOG — Tears of Gratitude
  • TOI — Trans-occipital Implants – Bullet Wound To The Head
  • TRO — Time Ran Out
  • TSL — Too Stupid To Live
  • TSS — Toxic Sock Syndrome (often Related To The Homeless)
  • TTFO — Told To F*ck Off
  • TTJ — Transfer To Jesus
  • TTOAST — Take Them Out And Shoot Them
  • TTR — (US) Tattoo-to-Tooth Ratio (Dirtbag Ratio)
  • TTTR — Tooth To Tattoo Ratio – Visual Determination of Basic Intelligence. A Positive Ratio (more Teeth Then Tattoos) Is Generally Better Than A Negative Ratio, Which Is Bad.
  • TUBE — Totally Unnecessary Breast Examination (might Happen To A GLM / MILF)
  • TVTP — Tried Vancomycin, Try Prayer (Vancomycin Is Anti-MRSA Drug)
  • TWA — Third World Assassins. Slang For The Allegedly Poor Medical Care Delivered By Physicians Who Went To Medical School In Foreign Countries
  • TWSAM — Trash Will Survive And Multiply
  • TYFTIC — Thank You For This Interesting Consult – This Is Complete B*llsh*t
  • UBI — Unexplained Beer Injury
  • UDI — Unidentified Drinking Injury
  • UFO — Unidentified Frozen Object: Unidentified Dead Homeless Person In The Winter
  • UGLI — Ugly: A Patient (usually A Child) Who Looks A Bit Odd But Has Nothing Wrong With Them
  • ULPP — Unlicensed Pharmaceutical Provider (drug Dealer)

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