Mnemonics

Greek: mnēmonikós - of, relating to memory

"A device, such as a verse or formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering concepts. Named for Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory in Greek mythology, mnemonics are also called memoria technica. The principle is to create in the mind an artificial structure that incorporate unfamiliar ideas or, especially, a series of dissociated ideas by themselves are difficult to remember. Ideally, the structure is designed so that its parts are mutually suggestive."

Mnemonic device

"ACTH"

Explanation

Adrenal gland functions:
Adrenergic functions
Catabolism of proteins/ Carbohydrate metabolism
T cell immunomodulation
Hyper/ Hypotension (blood pressure control)


Mnemonic device

"Adaxial and Abaxial: the two surfaces of a leaf"

Explanation

aBaxial is the Bottom and aDaxial is Da' Top.


Mnemonic device

"STARK"

Explanation

Vaccines Types:
Subunit
Toxoid
Attenuated [live]
Recombinant
Killed [inactivated]


Mnemonic device

"Fight or Flight" and "Rest and Digest"

Explanation

Parasympathetic vs. sympathetic function
Sympathetic nervous system: "Fight or Flight".
Parasympathetic nervous system: "Rest and Digest".


Mnemonic device

"RoD and Cones"

Explanation

Rods vs. cone function
RoD: Dim light.
Cones: Color.


Mnemonic device

"a KINd AuNT"

Explanation

KINesin for ANTerograde transport.


Mnemonic device

"The Strong Man’s Triceps Explode"

Explanation

The order of the earth’s atmosphere:
Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere.


Mnemonic device

"Old People From Texas Eat spiders"

Explanation

The bones of the skull:
Occipital, Parietal, Frontal, Temporal, Ethnoid, and Sphenoid.


Mnemonic device

"OILRIG"

Explanation

Oxidation Is Loss
Reduction Is Gain


Mnemonic device

"Must Be God/Good"

Explanation

Stages in Development:
Morula, Blastula, and Gastrula.


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