Awesome words: medical edition (part III)

(Other awesome words: part I + part II)

It’s that time again!  The end of musculoskeletal block (MSK) brings with it a new hash of fantastic terminology. (And the end of TBL, rejoice!) Plus blogging is a great way to take your mind off numbingly obvious bone physiology, right?

I’m also happy to say that this little series of posts is the most popular of the blog – every week I get a ton of referrals from Google, etc. spitting out my site as people search for “awesome words.”  So if you’re a med noob and don’t know how the hell you got here, I wave excitedly in your general direction.

Enjoy, and be sure to add your own in the comments!

  • scaphoid
  • vitiligo
  • cruciate
  • navicular
  • sartorius
  • sural
  • neuropraxia
  • urticaria
  • SCFE (pronounced “SKIH-fee”)
  • phalanges
  • avulsion
  • dermatofibroma
  • ichthyosis
  • telangiectasia
  • prickle cell
  • gracilis
  • tophaceous

And finally, my favourite:


Yeah, yeah, I know.  It’s not really a word. (It stands for Fallen On OutStretched Hand.)  But say it out loud.  “FOOSH.”

Made ya smile, didn’t I?

 – Atalanta



Filed under Medicine

6 responses to “Awesome words: medical edition (part III)

  1. Matthew Benesch


    And for an intro to neuro block: levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle

  2. Yarnee

    RADISH! RA with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

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