Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Things you learn about in med school (that probably aren't as funny as they sound)

*Urachal fistula: Connecting fistula between bladder and belly button

Cremaster reflex: Elicited by lightly stroking the inner part of the thigh, resulting in elevation of the scrotum and testis on the side stroked.

Maple syrup urine disease: An autosomal recessive metabolic disorder that gets its name from the distinctive sweet odor of affected infants' urine.


  1. Well hey whaddya know, I learnt something new today! (I only know of the cremaster reflex) :-)

    PS: Do we NEED the word verification, please, Fizzy? It's so annoying!!! :-(

  2. I absolutely love your blog, and I have your book! Too funny!

  3. Maple syrup urine disease is predominant in the Mennonite/Amish community isn't it? I think I learned that in school but not sure why...seems like an odd thing to reach vet students.