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11 words only doctors understand

Business Insider | Feb 11, 2018, 10.46PM IST

If you've ever spent time in a hospital or doctor's office, you know that people in medicine seem to have their own language.

But while doctors may throw around a lot of jargon, there's often a simple translation of what they're trying to say.

Emergency room physician Brian Goldman documented several examples of the obscure terms doctors use in his book "The Secret Language of Doctors: Cracking the Code of Hospital Slang."

Read on to find out what your doctor is really saying:

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