shoddy vs. shotty
Posted By: cassie on 2006-12-20
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Subject: shoddy vs. shotty
Can anyone tell me if I should use shoddy lymph nodes or shotty lymph nodes. For some reason they both spell check and I don't know which is right!! Thanks in advance.
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Shotty or Shoddy
Subject: Shotty or Shoddy
Shotty-smallish, ill defined nodes
Shoddy- poorly made
From what I understand, most doctors prefer shotty as opposed to shoddy. I don;t know if this helps or not, but maybe
what is the difference between shotty and shoddy?
Subject: what is the difference between shotty and shoddy?
what's the difference btwn SHOTTY & SHODDY? where can you use one from the other?
shoddy or shotty lymph nodes?
Subject: shoddy or shotty lymph nodes?
Is it shotty or shoddy lymph nodes?
shotty, like BB shot. Shoddy is cheap, inferior. nm
Subject: shotty, like BB shot. Shoddy is cheap, inferior. nm
simply put, shoddy means poorly made, shotty
Subject: simply put, shoddy means poorly made, shotty
with a few shoddy ACMs?
Subject: with a few shoddy ACMs?
Is this right? What does ACM stand for?
Transcription quality can be shoddy,
Subject: Transcription quality can be shoddy,
but nodes can't!
shotty as in the shots - the little balls in BB guns.
never relate shoddy to a doctor.
found an interesting web site for future reference:
I did place a question with them, but that will be awhile. Anyway, the only think I can think of might be axillary, cervical, mediastinal, but that is just a guess.
Shoddy means inferior or cheap.
Subject: Shoddy means inferior or cheap.
It is definitely shotty.
Definition of shotty according to medterms.com
Subject: Definition of shotty according to medterms.com
Shotty: Resembling shot or pellets of lead, shotgun pellets and, hence, hard and round. The term "shotty" was in use in the 19th century. It is now generally obsolete but it is still in medicinal usage.
Shotty is very commonly used in describing the feel of lymph nodes (the lymph glands) when they are palpated (felt) through the skin. "Shotty" lymph nodes are ones that are not only hard and round but also small and surely of no consequence.
No consequence is not always the case with shotty. The pustules (the little pockets of pus) in smallpox are said to feel shotty, according to D.A. Henderson, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Smallpox Eradication Unit from its inception in 1966 to 1977. "Smallpox pustules have a dimple, a dent in the center. Doctors say that the pustules have a 'shotty' feel, like shotgun pellets. You can roll them between your fingertips under the skin," Henderson recounted (quoted by Richard Preston in The New Yorker, July 12, 1999).
Shotty lymph nodes. . . .
Subject: Shotty lymph nodes. . . .
When I worked for a previous transcription company I used to put shotty and was constantly corrected and told that it was shoddy. So that is what I did. Oh well.
I made that error for years but it's *shotty*....
Subject: I made that error for years but it's *shotty*....