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long words for simple concepts (A Nursing School Memoir)

why would you say “it stops clots from forming” in conversation when you could instead say “It’s prophylaxis for thrombotic events”

heart attack–>myocardial infarction

they aren’t itchy hives they’re urticaria with pruritis

“blood-thinners” are anticoagulants (This one actually drives me a little nuts, because they don’t “thin” your blood–coagulation=clotting.  There is no “thinning” involved)

Plus there’s a procedure called an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, so why would you NOT want to say that as often as possible.

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