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

"CEVASACK"

Explanation

Vertebrate Features:
Cephalization, Endoskeleton, Vertebrae, Axial Skeleton, Skull, Appendicular skeleton, Closed circulatory system, Kidneys, and White Blood Cells (in decreasing order of numbers).


Mnemonic device

"SAME DAVE"

Explanation

Spinal cord nerve origins:
Sensory - Afferent
Motor - Efferent
Dorsal - Afferent
Ventral - Efferent


Mnemonic device

"never MIS (or) MIS"

Explanation

Inner Ear Bones:
Maleus, Incus, and Stapes.


Mnemonic device

"Turn Pike Many Accidents"
"Try Pulling My Aorta"

Explanation

The Heart Valves:
Tricuspid, Pulmonic, Mitral, and Aortic.


Mnemonic device

"tRIcuspid valve"

Explanation

tRIcuspid valve is on the RIght side of the heart.


Mnemonic device

"SKILL"

Explanation

Excretory Organs of the Body:
Skin, Kidneys, Intestines, Liver, and Lungs.


Mnemonic device

"Old Charlie Foster Hates Women Having Dull Clothes"

Explanation

Functions of Blood:
Oxygen (transport), Carbon Dioxide (transport), Food, Heat, Waste, Hormones, Disease, and Clotting.


Mnemonic device

"Sir, I'm nervous about reproducing with the rest. Uri must dig into the end"

Explanation

Organ Systems:
Circulatory, Immune, Nervous, Reproduction, Respiratory, Urinary, Muscle, Digestive, Integumentary and Endocrine.


Mnemonic device

"FOr Very Acute Vision"

Explanation

Eye:
Fovea, the part of the retina most densely packed with cones.


Mnemonic device

"Rods protected by a Gang of Lions and Polar Bears"

Explanation

Cells of the Retina:
Rods, cones, ganglion, and polar bodies.


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