heartsink patient

A recurring patient who cannot be definitively cured, such as one whose condition is undiagnosable or untreatable or who presents nebulous symptoms.

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  • heartsink — noun A heartsink patient …   Wiktionary

  • Medically unexplained physical symptoms — (MUPS) or medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are patient symptoms for which the treating physician, other healthcare providers, and research scientists have found no medical cause. The term does not necessarily imply that a physical cause does… …   Wikipedia

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