gork

gork

[gawrk]
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.

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

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