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  • "rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cygno" Juvenal's Satires

    June 9, 2012

  • but diseases are not to be cured by eloquence, but by remedies. A.C. Celcus

    June 4, 2012

  • Taceant colloquia. Effugiat risus. Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae.

    "Let conversation cease. Let laughter flee. This is the place where death delights to help the living."

    Praesente aegroto taceant colloquia, effugiat risus, namque omnia dominatur morbus.

    "In the presence of the sick, all conversation should cease, laughter should disappear, because disease reigns over all."

    April 4, 2011

  • oculus dexter (od) - right eye

    oculus sinister (os) - left eye

    oculi uterque (ou) - both eyes

    July 4, 2010

  • virgil

    October 28, 2009

  • william osler

    October 27, 2009

  • armand trousseau

    October 27, 2009

  • willie sutton.

    October 27, 2009

  • Aussie slang for speedos.

    August 1, 2009

  • "twisting of the points" a characteristic appearance on the electrocardiogram.

    August 1, 2009

  • to have an ace up one's sleeve for an underhanded trick, lit. to have a fox behind the ear.

    July 15, 2009

  • dressed to the nines, lit. drawn to four pins

    July 15, 2009

  • a German word that literally means “grief bacon�? but refers to the excess weight gained from emotion-related overeating.

    July 15, 2009

  • to rack one's brains, lit. to squeeze the lemon

    July 15, 2009

  • Etymology: Literally, “gate-shut panic�? — the feeling that medieval peasants had when the castle gates were closing for an upcoming onslaught by enemies.

    July 15, 2009

  • in Australian slang, means "to whip up (a dish)"

    July 2, 2009

  • I always think about the jejunum when jejune comes up. It's the part of the small intestine sandwiched between the duodenum and ileum. It's probably the least interesting part of the gastrointestinal tract, as nothing really significant happens - which is how I would use the word, to mean uninteresting and insignificant.

    June 24, 2009

  • more accurately, high german.

    June 24, 2009

  • ante cibum (ac) - before meals

    post cibum (pc) - after meals

    hora somni (hs) - before bed

    quaque die (qd) - daily

    quaque hora (qh) - every hour

    quaque mane (qm) - every morning

    quaque nocte (qn) - every night

    bis in die (bid/bd) - twice a day

    ter in die (tid) - three times a day

    ter die sumendum (tds) - three times a day

    quater in die (qid) - four times a day

    quater die sumendum (qds) - four times a day

    pro re nata (prn) - as need arises, "concerning a matter that has been born"

    quantum libet (ql) - as much as pleases

    quantum sufficit (qs) - as much as sufficient

    nil per os (npo) - nil by mouth

    per os (po) - oral

    per rectum (pr) - rectal

    per vaginam (pv) - vaginal

    June 21, 2009

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