Physicians and other healthcare professionals are notorious for using jargon, slang, and abbreviations in their travels around the hospital. These medicine, surgery orthopedic, psychiatry, pediatric, gynecology, and urology words can be very confusing for patients. Listed below are some of the more common ones:
M and M – morbidity and mortality conference, usually held weekly by departments of surgery to discuss surgical complications and deaths.
MRI – magnetic resonance imaging, can be performed with or without dye.
MRSA – methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus