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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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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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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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Stethonope

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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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Hippocalyptic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hip pok a lip tik

Sentence: It was with a hippocalyptic feeling that Henry went to the only doctor in town. Being a newcomer, Henry was unaware that most locals did not see old Doc Sawyer Bones. They went to the City Hospital instead. Henry's pain and discomfort at going to a new doctor was only overshadowed by the extreme abdominal pains which had attacked him for the past few hours. It was only when he was counting backwards from 100 that he spied the certificate on the wall...Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine. He just hoped that he'd not wake up and find himself neutered!

Etymology: Hippocratic (an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates...first do no harm!) & Apocalypic (prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom;dread)

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Bugbareassment

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: buhg-behr-ehs-mint

Sentence: Dr. Umay Trustem, a truly gentle man, was always amused by the bugbareassment he caused in his male patients when he asked them to bend over and cough.

Etymology: Making BUGBEAR, an object of dread = BUGBARE + ASS (pardon me) a blend with EMBARRASSMENT

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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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Dentribulation

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Toothordare

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tooth or der

Sentence: Each time Wendell went to see his family dentist, Dr. Payne, he felt like he was playing toothordare. Just because Dr.Payne was in his eighties, was cross-eyed and had shaky hands, somehow Wendell felt weak and vulnerable. Dr.Payne also had a sense of humor and never failed to mention that he had a lot of pull or was trying not to look down in the mouth. His family had gone to Dr. Payne for years, and all just because Wendell's Granny had dated him. The old gal had always called Dr. Payne, brace yourself, The Leader of the Plaque!

Etymology: Play on Truth or Dare (a game where you must tell the truth or suffer the consequences)

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COMMENTS:

Guess which song will play in my head all day? Another super sentence with a fabulous last line. Tooth to tell, your verbotomy shines like a polished tooth! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 12:46:00

Hilarious! "Dr. Payne" -! - splendiction, 2009-04-16: 21:26:00

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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