Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Medulla (Fun Mnemonic Diagrams)

Hello Everyone,
Today lets discuss sections of medulla. I remember them as three sisters!

Lets draw the sisters. So make:
  • 2 eyes
  • 2 ears
  • Mouth
  • Rosy cheeks!
  • Nose (not for the one at the level of pyramidal decussation)

Draw Hairs. :)

Now comes the fun part. Make up!
  • Draw a bindi( for the sister at level of sensory decussation)
  • Draw lots of hair clips (for the one at level of olivary nucleus)
  • Put some lipstick! (for the one at level of olivary nucleus)
  • Ever wonder where they keep their purses?? Near the cheeks!
    • Did you get it ? Olivary nucleus looks like a crumpled purse ^_^ 

In order to remember the various nuclei, use this simple trick:
For those of you who are interested in soccer you must know that the most common plan is to have the team arranged in 4-4-2.
This 4-4-2 can really work for the cranial nerves and from which part of the brain stem they arise.
  • III and IV from the midbrain
  • V, VI, VII, VIII from the pons 
  • IX, X, XI,XII from the medulla
I got this trick from http://www.usmle-forums.com.

You can find mnemonics for:

  • Lateral Medullary Syndrome here.
  • Medial Medullary Syndrome here.
  • Bulbar and Pseudobulbar palsy here

That's all,
Thank you,
Chaitanya Inge

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