[gawrk] /gɔrk/

noun, Medicine/Medical Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a patient whose brain has suffered severe and irreversible damage and whose vital functions are being maintained by artificial means.



To sedate a patient heavily (1980s+ Medical)

[said to be fr God only really knows, referring to a patient with a mysterious ailment]


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