Friday, April 25, 2014

Opioids and other analgesics mnemonic

Hey everyone!

I kept forgetting the unique feature of opioids and hence I felt a compulsive need to make a mnemonic. It was really hard making a mnemonic for it but I managed and I hope it helps!

Meperidine, Methadone, Nalbuphine and Pentazocine mnemonic

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Burkitts lymphoma mnemonic

Hey everyone!
A quick "things to remember" list about Burkitts lymphoma for tests!

- B cell lymphoma (B for Burkitts, B for B cells!)
- All types of Burkitt's lymphoma are characterized by disregulation of the c-myc gene.
- Myc (c-Myc) is a regulator gene that codes for a nuclear transcription factor.
- The most common variant is t(8;14).
- The "starry sky" appearance on histology
- It is due to scattered tingible body-laden macrophages (macrophages containing dead body of apoptotic tumor cells).

The mnemonic *drum roll*

The only atypical antipsychotic with extrapyramidal symptoms mnemonic

Risperidone won't let you rest.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Plasmodium species that have a dormant liver form (hypnozoites) mnemonic

Hey everyone!

There are 4 Plasmodium species - P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax and P. ovale.

Did you know that P. vivax and P. ovale have a dormant stage (hypnozoites) that can persist in the liver? It can cause relapses by invading the bloodstream weeks, or even years later!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hemolytic uremic syndrome mnemonic

Hey everyone!
This is not exactly a mnemonic but it puts together the syndrome quite well.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome mnemonic

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Peroneal nerve branches and foot drop mnemonic

"Super everter, deep dorsiflexer."

Superficial peroneal nerve (superficial fibular nerve) supplies the fibularis longus (peroneus longus) and fibularis brevis (peroneus brevis). These muscles evert the foot.

The deep fibular nerve (deep peroneal nerve) supplies the tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum longus, fibularis (peroneus) tertius, and extensor hallucis longus (propius). These muscles dorsiflex the foot.

Foot drop is due to deep peroneal nerve palsy. You can remember Drop and Deep as they both start with D.

The skin over the greater part of the dorsum of the foot is supplied by the superficial fibular nerve with the exception of the first web space, which is innervated by the deep peroneal nerve.
You can remember most of the superficial stuff (the skin) is supplied by the superficial nerve!

Leptin thin. Ghrelin gobble. Mnemonic.

Leptin makes you wanna be thin.
It decreases food intake by inhibiting hunger and stimulating satiety centre.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Embryological origin of brain mnemonics

Hello brainy people! Let's memorize the embryological origins of the encephalon! The what? The brain? Yeah, that's what we call it!
Disclaimer: I've made super lame associations =P

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Difference between primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis mnemonic

Greetings people!
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).. Because both have the word primary and are associated with the hepatobiliary system, it's easy to mix em up.

Here's how I keep them straight -

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Alkaptonuria and Albinism enzymes mnemonic

So I confuse things easily. Especially syndromes involving two opposite looking diseases.. I feel so silly at times. Often, when I realize my lil mistakes, I am left with two options.. Cry or make a mnemonic to make sure it won't happen again!

You know who I share the second option with ;)