Category: OB/GYN

Dec 16 2011

Bury the Buzzword: Mittelschmerz

The medical term mittelschmerz (pronounced mittelschmerts) is one of those classic buzzwords, in that knowing the word tells you nothing about its meaning. However, if you know German you could get a clue as to what the word means, because it literally translates to “middle pain.” Interestingly, the “middle” part of the translation does not …

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Dec 05 2011

Bury the Buzzword: Clue Cells

This is the first post in a new series where I take medical buzzwords, define them, and explain them so that you can bury them! Buzzwords are helpful in answering questions on the boards, but the USMLE and COMLEX will not always use them. It is important to know the definitions of what the buzzwords …

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