Monday, September 23, 2013

Tick borne disease mnemonic

Hey everyone!
I just made a mnemonic for remembering the diseases transmitted by the vector hard tick.

Common tick borne diseases in the US mnemonic:
T - Tularemia
A - Anaplasmosis
B - Babesiosis
L - Lymes disease
E - Ehrlichiosis
S - Spotted (Rocky Mountain Spotted fever)

Another mnemonic is, "Tickle the baby"
And "Hard as a rock"

Tick borne diseases mnemonic

For all those wondering who the masked guy in blue is.. It is "The Tick" from the cartoon series.. The face reminds me what a tick looks like :)

That's all!


Wire vectis

Lid clamp or entropion clamp

Lens spatula

de Wecker's scissors

Corneal scissors or section enlarging scissors

Chalazion clamp

PSM flashcards

Hey everyone!
I've also been making PSM flashcards for myself.
For all those who don't know, PSM is Preventive and Social Medicine.

Cat paw retractor


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Difference between Pemphigus vulgaris & Bullous pemphigoid mnemonic

Hello everyone!

Pemphigus vulgaris & Bullous pemphigoid are autoimmune diseases of the skin.

Here's a strange association I've made in my head to help me remember most of the points about Pemphigus vulgaris.. And then, I remember that the other one is the other one =D

Kelman-McPherson forceps

Cystotome (Capsulotome)

Introducing instruments

*talking to myself*

I have to learn about surgical instruments for my practical exams.
Especially, when I know that I might never even get the chance to use them :\

Let's draw them!!
And write funny and cool descriptions about them!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

How to remember the difference between Wernicke's area and Broca's area

We'll be learning about the Wernicke's area and Broca's areas of the cerebral cortex!

Let's get started <3

What is Broca's area?
It is the motor speech area.
Motor? Yeah, it helps in movements required to produce speech.

What is Wernicke's area?
It is the sensory speech area.
Sensory? Yes, it helps you understand speech.
It also helps in usage of correct words to express our thoughts.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Difference between chronic atrophic gastritis type A and type B

What is chronic atrophic gastritis?
It is a process of chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa.

What are the causes of chronic atrophic gastritis?
It can be caused by persistent infection with Helicobacter pylori, or can be autoimmune in origin.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Memorizing how to draw the nasal septum

Hey everyone!

Here's a mnemonic kinda video for how to draw the nasal septum -->

I've always had problems remembering the names of various bones and cartilages so I made a silly mnemonic for myself.