What's the origin of "STAT?" 
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 What's the origin of "STAT?"

>The term "stat" is used not only in medicine, but is a commonly used
>indicator that something is urgent.  

>Does anyone know where it came from?  My dictionary was not helpful.


From the word 'statim' (Latin, I think), meaning immediately.


Howard Doyle

Sun, 15 Oct 1995 21:41:20 GMT
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