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Definition of pumpkin positive

pumpkin positive


  • an insulting notation used by doctors in the UK on medical charts. "...Refers to the implication that a penlight shone into the patient's mouth would encounter a brain so small that the whole head would light up."

    Citation from "Doctor slang is a dying art", BBC News, 18 August 2003 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 31 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 23 2010.

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