brutane

brutane

A portmanteau of brute force + halothane (or any other general anaesthetic ending in -ane), used as code in emergency departments and on wards for careful and scientific but immediate application of brute force to manually restrain a patient for a procedure.
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A little maturing on my part taught me that it served no purpose to obtain such possible evidence by what we often refer to in the emergency nomenclature as brutane, otherwise known as brute force.