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The glint of a sharpened scalpel, the roar of a dull, rusty dentist drill, [[OhCrap the look of terror on a patient's face when he realizes just what that saw is for.]] There's something about being helplessly StrappedToAnOperatingTable, with the surgeons looming over you cutting you up and anesthesia slowly dulling your mind, that seems to have a certain appeal to horror authors. Expect plenty of [[AfraidOfNeedles hypodermic needles]], oversized bone saws, and of course the good old lobotomy tools.

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The glint of a sharpened scalpel, the roar whine of a dull, rusty dentist drill, [[OhCrap the look of terror on a patient's face when he realizes just what that saw is for.]] There's something about being helplessly StrappedToAnOperatingTable, with the surgeons looming over you cutting you up and anesthesia slowly dulling your mind, that seems to have a certain appeal to horror authors. Expect plenty of [[AfraidOfNeedles hypodermic needles]], oversized bone saws, and of course the good old lobotomy tools.


A subtrope of AdultFear.

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A subtrope of AdultFear. \n Most of the things here are also MedicalTreatmentTropes.

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* WrongfullyCommitted

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* CrisisPointHospital: A hospital overwhelmed and failing in the face of a crisis - or maybe just by nature.

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* InfectionScene

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* ElectroconvulsiveTherapyIsTorture


* DismembermentIsCheap

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* DismembermentIsCheap


* ConjoinedTwins

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* ConjoinedTwinsConjoinedTwins: Twin siblings who are born fused together.



* {{Cyborg}}

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* {{Cyborg}}{{Cyborg}}: A being who is half-human and half-machine.



* DepravedDentist

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* DepravedDentistDepravedDentist: A dentist who enjoys causing their victims pain.



* EvilutionaryBiologist
* EyeScream

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* EvilutionaryBiologist
EvilutionaryBiologist: An evil geneticist whose goal is to improve the human race on their terms.
* EyeScreamEyeScream: Violence inflicted on the eyes.



* GuineaPigFamily

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* GuineaPigFamilyGuineaPigFamily: A scientists conducts his experiments by using his relatives as test subjects.



* LifeOrLimbDecision

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* LifeOrLimbDecisionLifeOrLimbDecision: A character gets one of their limbs trapped and has to choose between dying by staying where they are or cutting off the trapped limb to escape.



* MedicalRapeAndImpregnate

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* MedicalRapeAndImpregnateMedicalRapeAndImpregnate: Using medical equipment to impregnate women without their consent.



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorateMorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: A villain who happens to be a doctor of some sort.



* OrganAutonomy
* OrganTheft

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* OrganAutonomy
OrganAutonomy: Body parts that are sentient and able to live independently of the bodies they belong to.
* OrganTheftOrganTheft: Stealing people's organs.



* ProfessorGuineaPig

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* ProfessorGuineaPigProfessorGuineaPig: A scientist tests their experiment on themselves.



* PsychoSerum

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* PsychoSerumPsychoSerum: A serum that makes people insane.



* SelfSurgery
* SkipTheAnesthetic

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* SelfSurgery
SelfSurgery: Someone ends up having to perform surgery on themselves.
* SkipTheAnestheticSkipTheAnesthetic: A character undergoes surgery or some other painful medical procedure without any sort of pain-reliever being used on them.



* SuperSerum

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* SuperSerumSuperSerum: A serum that enables super powers.


The glint of a sharpened scalpel, the roar of a dull, rusty dentist drill, the look of terror on a patient's face when he realizes just what that saw is for. There's something about being helplessly StrappedToAnOperatingTable, with the surgeons looming over you cutting you up and anesthesia slowly dulling your mind, that seems to have a certain appeal to horror authors. Expect plenty of [[AfraidOfNeedles hypodermic needles]], oversized bone saws, and of course the good old lobotomy tools.

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The glint of a sharpened scalpel, the roar of a dull, rusty dentist drill, [[OhCrap the look of terror on a patient's face when he realizes just what that saw is for. for.]] There's something about being helplessly StrappedToAnOperatingTable, with the surgeons looming over you cutting you up and anesthesia slowly dulling your mind, that seems to have a certain appeal to horror authors. Expect plenty of [[AfraidOfNeedles hypodermic needles]], oversized bone saws, and of course the good old lobotomy tools.

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* RoadsideSurgery

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* DrPsychPatient

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* MonstrousGerms

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* AnatomicallyIgnorantHealing

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