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DEFINITION: n. The feelings of apprehension which occur when undergoing a medical examination. v. To feel discomfort while a medical professional pokes and prods at the weak points of your body.

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Medicreep

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: med-ick-reap

Sentence: This dentist really medicreeps me out. I'd swear he deliberately drags out his poking in your mouth, just for the sick pleasure of it!

Etymology: medical + creep

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Novication

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: no-vi-cay-shun

Sentence: Al felt extreme novication as he sat in the dentists chair, with the dentist fighting his tongue to get his instruments back!

Etymology: Play on popular numbing drug novacaine

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Paprehension

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: paprihenshən

Sentence: Joyce is very good about keeping up on all her preventive medical procedures but admits to paprehension.

Etymology: pap test (a test to detect cancer of the cervix or uterus) + apprehension (anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen)

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Stethonope

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: ste the nop

Sentence: As soon as Kimberly saw the doctor lurching toward her from the doorway, she felt adrenaline and stethonope surge through her anxious body.

Etymology: Stethoscope + Nope

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Physicruel

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: fizz ick! crew ull

Sentence: "Let me check you over" Dr. Max M. Rough said. He measured and pressured, prodded and poked, nudged and budged, thrust and dug, then jabbed and stabbed, finally shooting my body with concotions of innoculations and vaccinations ... all those hurtful 'tions' ... I wished I could shun! During the mammogram, I wish I could slam a gram, or two, of his most tender flesh between those smashing, mashing plates! When he was done, I asked him "Why does a good going over have to feel so bad? Why is a physical so physicruel?"

Etymology: PHYSICAL, CRUEL. Physical - medical examination. Cruel - painful, harsh, hard, nasty and unpleasant.

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COMMENTS:

Good one...too bad they don't have manograms for guys like hium! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 21:07:00

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Behavioristicpokalotofme

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: be-hav-ior-is-tik-poke-a-lot-of-me

Sentence: Debeeznormal, was laid out on her stomach on an odd "V" shaped surgical table with her behind stuck way up in the air...as she was shivering in the cold as ice operating room and petrified of her "behavioristicpokalotofme" preparations that the Doctors and nurses were doing to her, to have her hardware removed from her back. Thank goodness they knocked her out with more joy-juice to save her from the embarrassing "behavioristicpokalotofme" position!

Etymology: Behavior:The manner of conducting oneself.I added "istic" to show a play on the word behavior to show a type of behavior exhibited while being stuck by a medical device or tool. Poke:To make a prodding, jabbing, or thrusting movement especially repeatedly. Alot: A considerable quantity or extent. Of: Used as a function word to indicate something from which a person or thing is delivered. Me:(I used as to pertain to me,myself and I...or could be yourself? lol! formal Etymology lesson :)>) Middle English, from Old English mē; akin to Old High German mīh me, Latin me, Greek me, Sanskrit mā objective case of "I" usage Me is used in many constructions where strict grammarians prescribe "I". This usage is not so much ungrammatical as indicative of the shrinking range of the nominative form: me began to replace "I" sometime around the 16th century largely because of the pressure of word order. "I" is now chiefly used as the subject of an immediately following verb. Me occurs in every other position: absolutely , emphatically , and after prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs, including be . Almost all usage books recognize the legitimacy of me in these positions, especially in speech; some recommend "I" in formal and especially written contexts after be and after as and than when the first term of the comparison is the subject of a verb.

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Toothscary

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: too - th - skaree

Sentence: Georgia went to see the toothscary today... She felt sharp objects hit her gumline while a pair of beady eyes looked down from above. There was a tremendous scraping and then whirring and ringing in her ears while she was blinded by an intense light.....She wondered whether this had ben an alien abdunction but she felt too whoozzy to remember much.

Etymology: tooth, scary, not the tooth fairy!!

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COMMENTS:

Ah! Fun etomology. I like your verbotomy fairy much! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 12:48:00

Driven to extraction...good one! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 21:09:00

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Supainful

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: so pain ful

Sentence: “Lay back and relax” really meant, it’s going to be supainful! She fought the urge to cry out in pain at the first jab!

Etymology: From: SUPINE and PAINFUL. To lay on your back and feel so much pain and discomfort that you feel like saying: "It's so painful".

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COMMENTS:

Right on the definition, easy to remember and to say. Supa Duper! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 21:43:00

I agree it's quick and to the point! I like it! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:42:00

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Dentribulation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dentribyəlāshən

Sentence: The dental office that Michael goes to has all the modern amenities to deal with any dental issue he might come in with. What they have trouble dealing with is his dentribulations. He will sit in the lobby furtively looking over ages-old magazines dreading THAT moment - when the nurse sticks her head through the door and calls his name. Michael's inner adult tells him to relax and trust that he will be taken care of. His inner child is kicking, screaming, scratching and biting. The staff hates it when his inner child gets out. Michael has also found that feigning deafness or amnesia doesn't work very well.

Etymology: dental (of or relating to the teeth) + tribulation (a cause of great trouble or suffering)

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Great word! - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 23:48:00

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Medicangst

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: med-ick-ang-st

Sentence: Her medicangst heightened when she witnessed out of the corner of her eye, her dental surgeon taking a long haul of an inhale of laughing gas just prior to her wisdom teeth extraction.

Etymology: medical + angst

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-16: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. And yes, I just came back from a visit to the dentist. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-16: 00:21:00
Ouch! Hope he was gentle and your teeth are all better now!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-16: 07:47:00
Yes, she was very good. And my teeth are good. But my mind was wandering... ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:06:00
Siveryaspen~ THIS definition was right on time, as I found out yesterday my back surgery is June the 3rd and found that out yesterday! Kudos to you! I loved it!!! so my story is about "moi" thx! Hope you all laugh at my name, I named myself...LOL! :) P.S. I'm glad you're ok James~

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-29: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James