Saturday, March 29, 2014

Clearance of inulin and para-aminohippuric acid mnemonic

Inulin stays INside the tubules (neither secreted nor reabsorbed).
That is why, the clearance of Inulin is equal to the glomerular filtration rate (GFR).

PAH is PAssed to tubules (completely secreted).
That is why, the clearance of para-aminohippuric acid is equal to the renal plasma flow.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

How to remember digoxin is renally excreted

"diGOxin needs to GO."
This helps me remember that you need to go and pee digoxin and hence it is renally excreted! =D
Remember one and the other one is the other one.. Digitoxin uses the hepatic route of metabolism.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ulcers of the stomach mnemonic

Remember hot curling iron for Curling's ulcer association with burns. 
You cushion your head.. Cushing’s ulcer is associated with head trauma!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Antifungal drugs (with mechanism of action) mnemonic

Hola! Me again!
Drugs and their mechanisms can be difficult to remember.. I like pairing the action with the drug name to make it easy. We are doing anti-fungals today (Yaay!)

Mr. Ampho tears holes in the fungal membrane.
Mister rhymes with Nyster and it reminds me of Nystatin. Ampho is Amphotericin.

The word "Squatter" reminds me that Squalene epoxidase is inhibited by terbinafine.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Oxygen saturation mnemonic

I imagine Hemoglobin as a seat for oxygen to sit on. The RBC is like a bus and wohhoo travels the oxygen to it's destination!

If something doesn't allow oxygen to sit on it seat decreases O2 saturation.
Sit - seat - sat, get it?

Carbon monoxide sat on oxygen's seat. O2 saturation decreases in CO poisoning.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Antiparkinsonism drugs mechanism mnemonics

Hey everyone!
We'll be learning about drugs that are used in Parkinson's disease.
Drugs and their mechanisms are hard to remember because they are soo many! I like pairing the action with the drug name to keep it simple!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Left testicular vein drains into (Mnemonic)

Hey guys!
Did you know that the right gonadal vein, right suprarenal vein and the right inferior phrenic vein drain into the Inferior Vena Cava?
Really? Then where do the left sided veins drain?
Left renal vein!
How do I remember this? @_@
I use the "RIVer" buzzword to remember Right sided veins drain into the IVC.

The fact that the left gonadal vein (testicular vein) drains in the left renal vein is particularly high yield because 98% of idiopathic varicoceles occur on the left side.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Alpha and Beta hemolytic organisms mnemonic

Hey everyone!
I'll be discussing hemolytic patterns of streptococci in this post because they are particularly confusing.

Alpha and Beta hemolytic organisms mnemonic

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) mnemonic

Greeting everyone! =)

SERMs are Selective estrogen receptor modulators.
They have varied effects on estrogen receptors in different tissues and it might get confusing (especially, effects of different drugs on the endometrium!) Mnemonic to the rescue! ^__^

Raloxifene Tamoxifen mnemonic