Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Some toxicology mnemonics

Acetaminophen toxicity is treated with N acetyl cyteine.
Mnemonic: ACETaminophen ACETyl cysteine!

Ethylene glycol is metabolized to oxalic acid. Ethylene glycol is found in anti freeze.
Mnemonic: Freeze your EGO.
Anti freeze
Ethylene Glycol
Oxalic acid

Methanol is metabolized to formic acid by alcohol dehydrogenase which causes visual disturbances. It is treated with fomepizole.
Mnemonic: There's more to me (FoMEpizol) than what meets (Methanol) the eye (Blindness).

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