Science Quiz / Uncommon Names for Common Phenomena

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Technical termMeaningPart(s) of the human body involved
AchromotrichiaHair
BlepharospasmEyes
BorborygmiStomach/GI tract
BromhidrosisMost often the underarms/axilla
CoryzaNose and throat [mainly]
EcchymosisSkin and blood vessels
Ephilis/EphilidesSkin
EructationMouth and esophagus/GI tract
HeterochromiaEyes
HorripilationSkin
Lacrimate/LacrimationEyes
PandiculationMouth and musculoskeletal system [often noted when tired or first waking up]
PruritisSkin
PyrexiaWhole body [usually an indication of illness/infection]
SialorrheaMouth
SomniloquoyMouth
Sphenopalatine gangloneuralgiaHead
SternutationNose and lungs
TinnitusEars
Transient paresthesiaMost often the feet, but could be any part of the body

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