Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

27Nov/06Off

…let us speak of feces and flax.

Today's subject: pharmacology of diarrhea. Our lecturer, who has been quite funny in the past, could barely keep a straight face. It was, for lack of a better word, hysterical. Look, no matter how far we go in medicine, poop will still be funny. I may have to be a GI doc.

A few choice excerpts:

"For lack of a better word, it's a... uh... large pressure head... causing explosive diarrhea."
"My favorite laxatives, of course, are the bulk-forming agents."
"...the disadvantage of saline laxatives is that they often produce explosive, watery bowel movements."
"Emollients have a tendancy to leak past the anal sphincter and soil clothing."
"Let's just go with 'excessive flow'. "
"Dammit, next year I'm giving this lecture to a more junior faculty member."

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