Shingles

A man walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had.
He said, “Shingles.”
So she took down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

A few minutes later a nurse’s aid came out and asked him what he had.
He said, “Shingles.”
So she took down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room.

Ten minutes later the nurse came in and asked him what he had.
He said, “Shingles.”
So she gave him a blood test, took his blood pressure, did an electrocardiogram, told him to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.
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Sexy Reflex

Hitting the patellar tendon just below the knee cap (patella) with a reflex hammer stimulates a sensory nerve fiber that synapses at the L4 level in the spinal cord without soliciting higher brain functions.

The other reflex portrayed in this funny commercial occurs via the sacral nerves of the spinal cord.

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A Short History Of Medicine

“Doctor, I have an ear ache.”

2000 B.C. – Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. – That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. – That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. – That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. – That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. – That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.

 

An adverse effect is a harmful effect caused by a medication such as an antibiotic…or a root.