78 year old male with chest pain and wide complex rhythm – Discussion

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  • Christopher says:

    Haha, I didn’t make it up I swear! It is in the dictionary. I referred to those spikes as “nubbins” because they were woefully undeveloped and likely to be brushed off as not being there. The monitor itself even ignored their presence 🙂


    nub-bin (noun)
    1. something (as an ear of Indian corn) that is small for its kind, stunted, undeveloped, or imperfect.
    2. a small usually projecting part or bit
    3. nub (perhaps diminutive usage)

  • Tom B says:

    You know what, Christopher? Certain things can’t be unlearned. For example, I just found out (by entering [define: nubbin] into Google) that Mark Wahlberg calls his supernumerary nipple his “nubbin”. Don’t worry. I’ll be fine with a little therapy.


  • Christopher says:

    Haha, I can’t wait for the day where I get to put under Chest Exam: “supernumerary nipple his ‘nubbin’, otherwise unremarkable”.

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