Medical Mispronunciations and Misspelled Words: The Definitive List.

Hearing medical mispronunciations and seeing misspelled words are an under appreciated  joy of working in healthcare.  Physicians often forget just how alien the language of medicine is to people who don't live it everyday.  The best part about being a physician is not helping people recover from critical illness. The best part is not  about  listening and understanding with compassion and empathy.  Nope, the best part about being a physician is hearing patients and other healthcare providers butcher the language of medicine and experiencing great entertainment in the process.   Doctors can always count on a few patients (and other doctors and nurses) to say something in just the wrong way to bring a smile to their day. The Happy Hospitalist Facebook Page asked its thousands of daily readers to describe their funniest or most irritating medical mispronunciations and misspellings for medications, procedures, interventions and diagnoses.    They didn't disappoint.   Below is a detailed collection of responses provided by readers like you.  I also found a few other hilarious language misadventures from the internet to bring a smile to your face.  What were the top ten most commonly mispronounced or misspelled medical words in this survey?  Leading the charge where Amiodarone, atenolol, colonoscopy, Coumadin, diabetes, Dilaudid, hydrocodone, hysterectomy, metoprolol, and Phenergan. If you happen to stumble...
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