anti-vaxxernouna derogatory word for a person who refuses to have their child vaccinated for a particular disease
Why would the FDA appoint a known anti-vaxxer to their committee?
[http://doubtfulnews.com 17 November 2013]
digital autopsynouna non-invasive autopsy which involves 3-D scanning, rather than the cutting open of the corpse
The UK’s first dedicated digital autopsy centre opens in Sheffield on Wednesday, heralding a potential revolution in the way postmortems are conducted.
[www.theguardian.com 27 November 2013]
electroceuticalnounelectrical stimulation used to provide pain relief
They see a chest of medical devices: ‘smart stents’ that report on how well an artery is healing; a pump that titrates medicine into hard-to-reach tissue; ‘electoceuticals’ that fight pain with electrical pulses rather than drugs.
[Smithsonian (US culture and science magazine) Dec. 2013]