scrubs or scrub suit [skrubz ]
Informal sterile clothing worn as by doctors and nurses during surgery, childbirth, etc.

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Wormwood Scrubs.

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▪ American television program
      medical-themed American television comedy that aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) network for seven seasons beginning in 2001 before moving to the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network. Much praised by critics, Scrubs received a George Foster Peabody Award in 2006.

      Set in the fictitious Sacred Heart Hospital, the show follows the professional life of John (“J.D.”) Dorian (played by Zach Braff), a young doctor struggling to move his medical career forward as he deals with the hospital's eccentric staff, unpredictable patients, and absurd situations. The half-hour series is characterized by slapstick comedy, witty verbal exchanges, and surreal scenes (often attributed to the protagonist's overactive imagination). The episodes typically weave together several plotlines, with J.D. providing voice-over narration. In addition to J.D., the show's regular characters include his on-off love interest, Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke); his college buddy, Christopher Duncan Turk (Donald Faison); his overbearing mentor, Dr. Percival Cox (John C. McGinley); and his unlikely adversary, a hospital janitor (Neil Flynn). Most episodes end with a music-driven visual sequence in which J.D. reflects on the show's theme and its effects on his colleagues. Although Scrubs is a comedy, the hospital is not without its moments of seriousness or even tragedy, which also serve to inspire J.D.'s ongoing analysis.

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Universalium. 2010.

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