Monday, October 28, 2013

Hashimoto's & Graves' disease mnemonic

In Hashimoto’s disease, there are antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and/or thyroglobulin.
It is the most common cause of primary hypothyroidism.

In Graves’ disease, there are antibodies against thyrotropin receptor (TSH receptor) also known as Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulins (TSI).
It is the most common cause of primary hyperthyroidism.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Miosis & Mydriasis mnemonic

Hi everyone!
Eye see you reading this post.. EYE see you, get it? ;)
We are learning about the eye today, isn't that spectacular? =P

We should stop using ophthalmology puns, they are way too cornea! :D

Let's get started, seeriously!

What is miosis?
Constriction of the pupil.

What is mydriasis?
Dilation of the pupil.

MyDriasis has a D, D for dilates the pupil.

Mydriasis is a bigger word, so it stands for big pupil (dilated pupil).
Miosis is a smaller word, and therefore is a constricted pupil. 

Nerve supply:
Parasympathetic axons innervate the iris sphincter muscle, producing miosis.
Sympathetic nervous system supplies the iris dilator, composed of radially arranged muscle fibers, producing mydriasis.

How do I remember this? @__@

I am really scared of ghosts, they stimulate my sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight or fright response)
Ghosts show up at night, when there is low light.
Pupils dilate in low light, when my sympathetic nervous system kicks in.
Sympathetic nervous system dilates the pupil!

Sympathetic nervous system dilates the eye (Mydriasis) mnemonic

That's a silly association I use to help me remember.
Hope it helps! ^__^

That's all!

Ghost be like, "I feel you creeping, I can see it from my shadow"


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Emoticon game on Pharmacology

Hey everyone!
We recently got 500 followers on tumblr & I couldn't think of a more fun way to celebrate it!! =D

Emoticon game
I won't be posting the answers online but you can email me on for the answers and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

That's all!