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Medical stuff #3 March 2, 2010

Posted by futurenightnurse in Medical Stuff, Medical Terminology.
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Yawngasm. Under adverse effects for a certain tricylic antidepressant:

“Rarely, patients taking clomipramine [Anafranil] experience yawngasm. A spontaneous orgasm while yawning. This unusual side effect, which affects both males and females, may be considered adverse or beneficial, depending on one’s own view of such things. In at least one documented case, yawngasms strongly influenced adherence, as evidenced by the patient asking how long she would be “allowed” to continue treatment. Although data are scarce, one might guess that the occasional yawngasm would help relieve depression” (Lehne, 2007, p. 335).