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.

1970–75; perhaps back formation from gorked (slang) anesthetized; apparently an expressive coinage

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gork definition

  1. n.
    a fool; a dupe. : Martin acts like such a gork sometimes.
  2. in.
    and GORK. an alleged hospital chart notation of the diagnosis God only really knows. (Hospitals.) : I see old Mr. Kelly is in again with a hundred complaints. His chart says GORK.
  3. tv.
    to give a patient sedation. (Hospitals.) : Dr. Wilson says to gork the patient in 226.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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