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Tag for electrocardiogram

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag ecg-ekg-electrocardiogram without any synonyms. I propose that this tag be renamed electrocardiogram with synonyms ecg and ekg.
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Size and length of the disclaimer

Q&A pages have - since the last time I visited the site - gained a large disclaimer panel to the side of the main content. While I suppose I can appreciate the decision to use a ubiquitous ...
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Tag for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag fda-food-drug-admin for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), without any synonyms. Since food-and-drug-administration is too long, I propose that the ...
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Tag for the central nervous system

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag cns-central-nervous-systm without any synonyms. I propose that this tag be renamed central-nervous-system with synonym cns.
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Needless needles

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tags butterfly-needle, needles-cannula and paresthesia-pins-needles. Too many needles. Should cannulas and needles be under the same tag? If so, why not have ...
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Tag for the venous system

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag vein-venous without any synonyms. I propose that the tag be renamed venous-system with synonym vein or veins.
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Gynaecology could use a synonym

At the moment, we have tag gynaecology without any synonyms. Why not have gynecology as a synonym? Or, since anaesthesia is a synonym for anesthesia, for the sake of consistency, why not have tag ...
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Two tags for andrology

Recently, I created tag andrology. Even more recently, I found tag male-men-man-boy. Should the latter be a synonym of the former? Should male-men-man-boy be renamed male with synonyms men, man, ...
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On taking a whiz

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag urinate-urination. Why not rename it urination?
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Too much poop in tags

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag stools-fecal-matter-poop and tag defecate-poop. In order not to have synonyms in tag names, how about having tag stools with synonyms faecal-matter, fecal-...
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Tag for mononucleosis

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag mono-mononucleosis with no approved synonyms. Again, in order not to have synonyms in tag names, why not have tag mononucleosis with synonym mono?
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Two tags for viruses

At the moment, we have tag virology and tag virus. Shouldn't one be a synonym of the other?
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Tag [radiologic-studies]

At the moment, we have tag radiologic-studies. Sounds too specific. Why not rename it radiology?
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Tag for alcoholism

At the moment, we have tag alcoholic-alcoholism. I propose that the tag be renamed alcoholism. Since "alcoholic" is an adjective, I do not see the point of creating the synonym alcoholic.
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Tag for intravenous (IV)

At the moment, we have tag iv-intravaneous, which is problematic for two reasons: Again, a synonym is included in the tag name, rather than as a tag synonym. It misspells "intravenous". ...
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Tag for emergency room (ER)

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has emergency-room-er. As I mentioned before, I believe that synonyms should be made tag synonyms, rather than be included in the tag name itself. Hence, I propose ...
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Tag for paracetamol

At the moment, we have tag acetaminophen-pain-meds. However: acetaminophen is more commonly known as paracetamol. acetaminophen is not only an analgesic but also an antipyretic. Hence, I propose ...
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Tag for analgesics

At the moment, we have tag analgesic-pain-killer. Outside of Medical Sciences SE, I had never seen a tag whose name contains a synonym. Why not tag analgesic with synonym pain-killer? In other words, ...
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Two tags for anaesthesia

At the moment, we have tags anaesthesia and anesthesia. Shouldn't they be merged?
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Medical history and investigation for asking questions?

I have been seeing some questions like here which presents real cases. Some questions which can possibly be asked from here are like why this drug is preferred ? , why this investigation is done? ,how ...
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Please re-open question with edited title

Please reopen. I edited title to be clearer. I am asking verification of a claim made in a video. Do doctors recommend that ears checked annually?
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Tag for electromagnetic field

At the moment, we have tag emf with the following description: Questions related to the health effects of the electromagnetic field and its many forms, from radio waves to microwaves and x-ray. ...
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Two tags for Helicobacter pylori?

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tags helicobacter-pylori and h.-helycobacter-pylori. Do they refer to the same bacterium? Should they be merged?
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Latex in Medical Sciences Stack Exchange

Why Latex codes are not working in Medical Sciences Stack Exchange? No code is giving any output. Please look into this matter.
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Why was this question on optimizing the treatment following seborrheic keratosis scaling closed by 1 mod as “requesting personal medical advice”?

The question (which was deleted by Roomba) is: Title: After scaling a seborrheic keratosis near the eye, which ointment is effective to reduce scarring? After scaling a seborrheic keratosis near (<...
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What is our stance on questions with no prior research but where the OP posted an answer? Leave it open or close as lacking prior research?

What is our stance on questions with no prior research but where the OP posted an answer? Leave it open or close as lacking prior research? Examples: Why is it necessary to fast before a procedure ...
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Question about a biological process as opposed to medical practice

Why is my question a typical clinical question as AliceD said? I asked about the condition in itself and its causes and not about its treatment/prevention/hygiene( medical practice is only secondary ...
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Can we have a policy on hide disgusting pictures?

Can we have a policy on hide (use of >!) content, when posting disgusting pictures?, in which OP is always seeking personal medical advice on a disease or something like that. I've encountered this ...
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Question on Migration to Wrong Forum

Re the query Transportation of a Heart in a Survival Setting, and the fiasco surrounding it, I am curious to know how this happened. So you're aware: The underlying premise of Worldbuilding is to ...
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Medical Sciences SE Statistics

On the sidebar of the Medical Sciences SE statistics for questions vs. answers are displayed: 5436 divided by 6378 is not 68%. If answered equals accepted answers, this may be misleading because it ...
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Should questions that people suspect currently have no answer be closed or left open?

Should questions that people suspect currently have no answer in the medical litterature be closed or left open?
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Under current investigation as a close reason

Is the skeptics close reason "Under current investigation" the same as our "opinion based"?
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Question abusively closed under the false pretext of lacking prior research

I asked this question: Is there a DIY mechanical ventilator that saved the life of a COVID-19 patient? [closed] I mention that despite my effort of more than one day I did not find an answer for it ...
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Why was this answer on how is Lopinavir + Ritonavir is expected to stop COVID-19 deleted?

The question How is Lopinavir + Ritonavir expected to stop COVID-19? asked: I can't find anything that would explain why the Lopinavir/Ritonavir combination is expected to do anything. Both drugs ...
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Should this site be a free-for-all for COVID-19 questions? And if so, how does it recover?

In this question I agreed to lighten up on moderation of COVID-19 questions, and I have. The problem now is the deluge of poor quality questions. I'm spending hours per day on this site that I can't ...
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Massive edits to question(s)

I personally don't see the point of "salvaging" questions by making them very different from their original. Compare: Is it possible that a person has coronavirus if he only has difficulty ...
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What's the max length for a quote?

What's the max length for a quote? I am asking as this answer quoting 5 sentences got removed because "A link with a lengthy copy/paste isn't an acceptable answer." Copy of the answer: see the ...
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What to do about all the wannabe-epidemiologist questions that propose to redefine CFR?

I've lost count of these, but besides' the HNQ'd one there have been numerous dupes, but all of them have one thing in common, they weave some naive (conspiracy?) theory that the true CFR ("death rate"...
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Should we merge [tag:sars-cov-2] and [tag:covid-19] or do we want to have two tags distinguishing the virus from the disease?

Should we merge sars-cov-2 and covid-19 or do we want to have two tags distinguishing the virus from the disease?
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Should the personal medical advice rule be changed?

Simply put, I believe that while good intentioned, the “no personal medical advice” rule is doing more harm than good. You have to remember that people come here from Google. If SE isn’t answering ...
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What to do about covid-19 questions?

There is currently a global pandemic in place caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is responsible for the disease COVID-19. There is a huge amount of anxiety regarding this illness, and a fair number ...
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How do we deal with major ethical issues within questions?

With questions such as Is there any options to keep someone awake against their will? I voted to close this question because as @Jan points out in the comments, the purpose of the question may be ...
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How exactly do respirators seal out pathogens?

Moderator Carey Gregory unilaterally rejected the migration of How exactly do respirators seal out pathogens? by Biology SE's moderators. Note that I didn't migrate it. I'm voting to close this ...
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Would this question about symptom control be on topic?

I'm new to this SE site and did some poking about in meta to see if I could determine if my question was on topic or not. I couldn't be 100% sure one way or the other, so I thought I'd just ask ...
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What is our stance on questions on medical imaging algorithms?

What is our stance on questions on medical imaging algorithms? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Automatic Quality Control of MRI Is there any standard process to assess the quality of MRI ...
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As adjectives, not in math: 'different' vs 'differential'

Why was As adjectives, not in math: 'different' vs 'differential' migrated uni-laterally? An average Anglophone with no medical background wouldn't understand the context and so can't ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Perhaps it's good to start accept food safety questions here?

As far as I understand, food safety questions such as "is it safe to eat X in mode Y" are associated at least with preventive medicine and can well address general audience without mentioning a ...
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Great speedy reaction to Spam

Immediately after answering a question on ambulance response time targets, I saw a blatant spam posting which was immediately pounced on by our brilliant community. Just wanted to praise those who ...
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Verification of moderator behavior [closed]

I feel that moderator Carey Gregory ♦ deleted my answer for no reason. Answer: https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/a/20570/17223 I tried to answer the best I know. Please, can this moderator ...

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