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gork

God Only Really Knows Medtalk A deprecating acronym for a Pt with a difficult diagnosis. Cf Gomer.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gork

(gōrk)
A jargonistic and abusive notation on a dying or dead patient's chart indicating that no proper diagnosis was reached. Used as a verb and noun.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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