mad dog2016-12-16T04:16:08+00:00

mad dog

DRUG SLANG

A regionally popular term for PCP 

mad dog image from New Medical Terms

mad dog

FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

A popular term for a person who has committed acts so depraved as to be likened to a rabid dog

Albert Fish (see elsewhere on this website), the cannibal who killed and ate children in the USA was the real life inspiration for the fictional Hannibal the Cannibal (image), played to ghoulish perfection by Sir Anthony Hopkins

PUBLIC HEALTH

(1) A dog which has “turned” and attacked a person without provocation

Three breeds stand out as “junkyard” mean: American pit bull terrier (similar to British Staffordshire bull terrier), the Rottweiler, and the German shepherd. 

(2) A dog with rabies 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE 

A popular term for a fortified wine that typically has an alcohol content between 1% and 50% alcohol by volume and is made from a concoction of grape and citrus wine, sugar, and artificial flavour.

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