Sunday, October 12, 2014

Antiarrhythmic drug classes mnemonic

Greetings people! 

Antiarrhythmic drugs are super tough to memorize.
Good thing is, we can imagine weird things and manage!  :D
This post is about weird drawings and memory aids that will hopefully help you lovely medicos. Here it goes!

Class I A antiarrhythmics mnemonic:
The Queen proclaims dis (this)  pyramid.
For 1 A: Quinidine, Procainamide, Disopyramide.
Queens are royalty, first class people. This helps me remember class 1 A as well.


I also think A for active and active people have potential for more duration, associating the fact that class I A drugs prolong action potential duration.
Class I B mnemonic:
I Buy Lidy's Mexican tacos.
For 1 B: Lidocaine, Mexiletine, Tocainamide.


Again, I think of B for Bored, not active people; have less or reduced potential. Associating the fact that the class I B drugs decrease action potential duration. 

Class I C mnemonic:
Can I have More Fries Please?
For 1 C: Moricizine, Flecainide, Propafenone.


Class III mnemonic:
I but.. Am sota (sort of) bretting (betting) on dofu (tofu), K (okay)?
Class 3: Ibutilide, Amiodarone, Sotalol, Bretylium, Dofetilide.
K to remember Potassium channels.


"No bad boy keeps clean."
Is a good mnemonic for Na, Beta, K, Ca blockers.

That's all! 
I have been wanting to write this post for a long time now. Glad I finally did! 
Will update for more. 
-IkaN 


30 comments:

  1. Osum dude...ur blog z rockin...

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  2. Funny mnemonics are much easier to rmr.. haha :D
    Thank you for such awesome posts!!

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    1. So happy to know that they helped to remember.

      You're most welcome, Kunwar :D

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  3. awesome!!!! I like your creativity

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  4. Super super awesome....thank u so much... Keep it up...😊😊😊

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  5. Courtesy - first aid usmle. But thanks!

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    1. I didn't know the mnemonic was there in First Aid as well. It wasn't included in my First Aid.

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    2. IkaN *IS* an associate author of FIRST AID USMLE, Irfinity. Hope you know that too. :)

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  6. You're a life saver :D thanks for this! Will keep you in my prayers for this!

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    1. Thank you for all the prayers and blessings <3

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  7. Thank you, awesome,very helpful.

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  8. Thanks IkaN, your methode is really funny...it will keep teaching for years !

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  9. Thank you so much..Kind helper:)

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  10. Thanks For Your Sharing.I think it is just like Picmonic.They charge more but You are not!!!!

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