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  • cyberchondriac — (sy.bur.KAWN.dree.ak) n. A person who imagines they have a particular disease because their symptoms match those listed on an Internet health site. cyberchondria n. Example Citation: Cyberchondria, the deluded belief you suffer from all the… …   New words

  • cyberchondriac — The constant belief or suspicion that your PC is infected with a computer virus. Leslie is a cyberchondriac; she thinks her PC has a virus …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Cyberchondriac — hyperchondriac who habitually visits Internet medical sites in order to practise self diagnosis (blend of cyber + hyperchondriac) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cyberchondriac — Australian Slang hyperchondriac who habitually visits Internet medical sites in order to practise self diagnosis (blend of cyber + hyperchondriac) …   English dialects glossary

  • cyberchondriac — /saɪbəˈkɒndriæk/ (say suybuh kondreeak) noun Colloquial a hypochondriac who habitually uses internet medical sites for self diagnosis. {cyber + (hypo)chondriac} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cyberchondria — (or cyberchondriasis) refers to the unfounded escalation of concerns about common symptomology based on review of search results and literature online.[1][2] Articles in popular media position cyberchondria anywhere from temporary neurotic excess …   Wikipedia

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  • List of Royal Pains characters — The following is a list of characters who have appeared on the USA Network series Royal Pains. Contents 1 Main characters 1.1 Hank Lawson 1.2 Evan Lawson 1.3 Jill Casey …   Wikipedia

  • List of Royal Pains episodes — Royal Pains is a medical comedy drama television series which premiered on USA Network on June 4, 2009. The series stars Mark Feuerstein as a young doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for an important patient s death, moves to The Hamptons and …   Wikipedia

  • Cyber Monday — n. The Monday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, when online retailers reportedly experience a surge in purchases. Example Citations: Don t look now, but Thanksgiving is bearing down upon us, which you probably know means that the biggest… …   New words

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