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gomer

(gō′mər)
n. Slang
1. An unsophisticated person; a yokel.
2. A patient considered irksome by a health care provider, especially a patient with chronic complaints that are trivial or unresponsive to repeated treatment.
A derogatory American acronym for an older, often cantankerous patient, which may be used by medical students and interns on the wards of some US teaching hospitals.

gomer

Medtalk A derogatory acronym–Get Out of My Emergency Room–for any cantankerous Pt, used by some medical students and interns on the wards of some US teaching hospitals. Cf Gork.
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