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I think that ‘bacterial vaginosis’ is a misnomer. When I hear that, I just imagine this poor little bacteria being overwhelmed by a bunch of vaginas when it is actually the other way around. Sometimes I think it should be called ‘vaginal bacteriosis,’ but I think it is too late for that now…
Lecturer talks about his confusion surrounding the medical condition bacterial vaginosis and how he feels it is incorrectly named to describe the condition.

Development of the Human Embryonic Brain from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

We were shown this video in class as part of a lecture on the biology of learning and memory. No matter how you look at it, it is impressive how much the brain grows in size, swelling with newly formed neurones who spread their fingerlike synapses impulsively through the far corners of the neurological system.

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates, 470-399 BC

Some women just know when they are going into labour. But I didn’t. I was feeling these cramps and I thought to myself: ‘This is too early. There is no way I’m in labour. I’m only 36 weeks!’

I decided I was going to lie down and try to rest. ‘Maybe it was something I ate.’ Nope. It just kept coming. My husband asked if I wanted to go to the hospital, and I said no. I was still in denial, so I decided to take a shower.

In retrospect, it is so obvious I was in labour. I was just moaning and groaning at the top of my lungs in the shower with the window open. I can only imagine what the construction workers who were working next door were thinking at the time. They saw me before. They knew I was pregnant. And here I was sounding like I was getting it on? No way. And I was groaning and moaning for two hours. Two hours! Non-stop?! Definitely not possible!

A patient tells the amusing story of her labour experience, with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humour added in at the expense of her husband.

Birth by Nucleus Medical Media.

At first we were treated to this conceptual video of the labour process. Later on, we were shown vignettes of actual labour and deliveries. For both the initiated and uninitiated in the class, we were given front row seats to the whole process in up-close, graphic detail.

You Would If You Could

  • Lecturer: You may also find Müllerian agenesis in the literature as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome, MRKH for short.
  • J: Man, those doctors and their eponyms. Always naming things after themselves! It just makes it harder for everyone else to remember them. They should make whatever they find more descriptive like "diabetic peripheral neuropathy."
  • L: Well, you know you should not hold it against them?
  • J: Why not?
  • L: Because if you discovered a new physical sign, a new condition, or a new model, you would probably name it after yourself too.
  • J: ...You are right. I probably would.
  • L: And there you go.

Generic Naming Satire by Dr. Rob Bellmont

As a humorous slide at the end of our male reproductive anatomy lecture, we all had a good laugh out of this one, especially after the dense and draining material of neuroanatomy of the previous week. It is a little low brow perhaps, but amusing.

The Industry has been looking for a generic name for Viagra.

After consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced the generic name of mycoxafloppin. Also considered were mycoxafailin, mydixadrupin, mydixarizin, mydixadud, dixafix, and of course ibepokin.

Pfizer Inc. recently indicated that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form and be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. Pepsi’s ad campaign claims it will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink. This additive gives new meaning to the names of cocktails, highballs and just a good old fashioned stiff drink. Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of Mount & Do.

Ovulation by Nucleus Medical.

We have been getting into some fresh new content by switching gears away from the brain and moving into the reproductive system. Here is a short summary of the chain of events that leads to ovulation.

Failed Stapling.
When motions and daily routines become automatic, we do not take the time to really think about them. But when the results come out differently than what we expect after a streak of consistency. It is worth taking note. 
Whoever stapled my note package clearly did not catch this little blunder, and I picked it up from my mailbox without a second thought. It was not until I sat down and tried to turn the page that I noticed how far the staple missed the mark. 
I was puzzled. I was amused. I laughed.

Failed Stapling.

When motions and daily routines become automatic, we do not take the time to really think about them. But when the results come out differently than what we expect after a streak of consistency. It is worth taking note. 

Whoever stapled my note package clearly did not catch this little blunder, and I picked it up from my mailbox without a second thought. It was not until I sat down and tried to turn the page that I noticed how far the staple missed the mark. 

I was puzzled. I was amused. I laughed.

Auditory Transduction.

A 50-minute lecture summarized and made clearer in a 7-minute video? Yes, please.