Also an EMS slang term for heart problems caused by straining on the commode.
When the vagus nerve which is attached to the brain stem and stomach is squeezed hard enough by straining to potty, it may send a person into cardiac distress with a much slowed heart rate, sweating, nausia and vomiting. This happens mostly with the elderly, thus the reason it is refered to as "commode code".
by Jennings Ford March 25, 2006
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an EMS term for when one is found dead sitting on the commode.
We responded to a heart attack yesterday, but upon arrival we called the coroner for a commode code.
by OceanSpawned July 25, 2005