Slang among physicians, especially those in training. In verb form, it refers to ordering every radiologic and lab test imaginable to diagnose a confounding (or at some institutions, not-so-confounding) illness. In noun form (also known as cheech-bomb), it refers to the panoply of tests itself.
For example the rheumatologic cheech (rheum cheech) may consist of ordering anti-ANA, anti dsDNA, anti-RO, anti-La, anti-histone, anti-scl70, RF, anti-RNP, complement, biopsies of the lungs/kidneys, imaging of the lungs/kidneys/brain.
I admitted a patient suspected of having lupus the other day, and the attending wanted me to order the rheum cheech.
Air Force Technical Applications Center
1. A place where a lot of tax paying money is spent on large and unnecessary paper weights.
2. The big windowless building seen on A1A, Satellite Beach, Florida.
3. The Air Forces cesspool of geeks, nerds, dorks and otherwise kids picked on in high school.
4. A place where married men hide from their wives/girlfriends.
see also AFTACing
Civi: "You're in the Air Force? What plane do you fly?"
Airman: "I don't fly planes, I work at AFTAC."
Civi: "Whats that?"
Airman: "A place where we conduct classified and expensive, highly technical tests, while playing Magic and WOW in our spare time."
A software development term describing the act of shoving large amounts of code at people where it isn't wanted. Often used in reference to large, untested, and/or unnecessary patches or commits to open source projects. Originally coined by Zed Shaw on website for the Mongrel web server. A reference to fisting.
"Dude, what's up with that thousand-line, no-tests commit you made? What the hell does it even do? It broke the build a week ago and you still haven't fixed it. Stop code fisting..."
A person who is constantly convinced that their dog has something horribly wrong with it. They then make their veterinarians wealthy by requesting unnecessary tests.
My girlfriend is a total hypodogriac. She is always sure that her wiener dog is dying of something obscure. The vet loves her.
noun A person who recruits Medicare recipients for the purpose of fraudulently acquiring prescription drugs, e.g., Oxycontin. In exchange for their complicity, the "patients" are given cash or other rewards.
The capper brought the old folks to the clinic, where they were administered unnecessary tests in order to justify having large prescriptions of Oxy written for them.
Originally a term thought to be used by Harlem's black neighborhoods to describe the white "flower children" who could come and go without trouble. From the 50's; stemmed from the bohemian movement started by professors and students in the San Francisco bay region who were experimenting with acid's effects. The idea spread in the mid to late sixties with the help of the Grateful Dead and the Merry Pranksters as they toured the country, and eventually organized the Electric Kool Aid Acid Tests (a book was named after these).more...
As the Vietnam War continued, those opposed to the war joined together under the leadership of such people as Abbey Hoffman, who helped radicalize the anti-war movement of the seventies. The police, or the "fuzz," eventually tried to stem the prolific drug use by recriminalizing marijuana, and making LSD illegal, thus uniting "hippies" and their activist counterparts, the "yippies," under one common struggle aimed personally against them and their friends' "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness". Also during this time was the sexual revolution, which got women out of the kitchen and into the workforce, and eroded many taboos of the time.
Generally, there was a move toward utopianism, where everyone would have everything they needed to survive - thus, people often only had one set of clothes, which were dyed and redyed, patched, mended, faded, torn, and dirty. As with the rampant homelessness and vagabond life, soap and trimmed hair were...
The unintentional transformation of a patient's story over time, frequently resulting in unnecessary diagnostic tests or unneeded dangerous treatments. The causes are multiple, but usually a result of too many novice history takers guiding and coaching the patent's answers.
1. This guy came to clinic to get a return to work note and ended up getting a CT scan, MRI, and 3 spinal taps due to mutatiofabulation.
Explanation: A man has a slight cold and calls in sick to work. He feels well by the afternoon and decides to paint the ceiling, which causes a stiff neck. When he goes to clinic to get a note the story becomes distorted and he gets workep-up for meningitis.