Talk:region

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region

Rfv-sense - emergency medicine sense. How is this different from sense #5 "A place in or a part of the body" SemperBlotto 21:24, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Speedy delete, contributor is just numbering the stages of OPQRST. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:27, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Speedy delete. Per Mglovesfun.--Dmol 22:06, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
It is different because in OPQRST it is not a place in the body, it is the location and movement of pain, injury, and illness.Gtroy 22:13, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
The word just means "A place (location) in or a part of the body". You are reading details of the OPQRST procedure into the word of the mnemonic for that procedure. There is no "movement" sense in the word "region", or any sense of "pain, injury, or illness". These are part of the OPQRS procedure. A dictionary should include a separate entry for the usage of a word in a particular context only when the meaning in that context is significantly different from the standard meaning. Dbfirs 21:56, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
By your own characterization of my definition being different "pain etc." then it is significantly different, you can't have it both ways.Gtroy 08:24, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
But you don't use "region" to mean "pain" in your ordinary conversation, even in your OPQRST class. The word "region" is just used as a trigger to remind you to ask the appropriate questions. It a a useful mnemonic, but not a separate definition of the word. Dbfirs 11:55, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Actually we do, "In what region is it [the pain]?"Gtroy 05:36, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
No, that isn't a usage. Do you ask "are you in region?" or "where does it region?" Your usage is consistent with the definition "part of the body". Dbfirs 10:05, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
You ask "what is the patient's region?"Gtroy 19:17, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
Nothing of interest at google books:"the patient's region".​—msh210 (talk) 20:15, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

RFV failed. Deleted.​—msh210 (talk) 20:15, 6 November 2011 (UTC)