Neuro

RCVS

Acronym for Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome

CSF

  Cerebral Spinal Fluid  

Garden

  A hospital ward full of vegetables (usually a neurology or neurosurgery floor). “Working in the neuro ICU is so depressing, its like tending a garden.”  

Vegetable

  Brain dead or comatose. Similar to gorked, but of lower mental function. “This ward is full of vegetables.”  

Gorked

  Messed up in the brain, comatose or brain dead. Similar to vegetable, but usually of higher function. “we’re not going to operate, he’s gorked and nothings going to help him.”  

Champaigne tap

A lumbar puncture, or spinal tap, that does not contain any blood. This is a difficult task to achieve since inserting a needle through the muscles of the back often causes some blood vessels to rupture