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

"A Crazy Insurgent Shot Someone For Making Oatmeal"
"Actors In Kansas Should See Foreign Movies, Of Course"
"Can Intelligent Karen Solve Some Foreign Mafia Operations?"
"Citrate Is A Sour Substance For Most Organisms"
"Could Ignoramus Krebs Swiftly Sell Flunkies More Offal?"
"Christmas Illness Kept Santa's Singers From Making Out"
"Christmas Illness Kept Santa's Singers From Mingling Outside"
"Can I Keep Selling Sex For Money, Officer"
"Our City Is Kept Safe And Sound From Malice"
"Oh! Can I Keep Some Succinate For Myself?"
"Oh Citric Acid Is Of (course) A SiLly STupid Funny Molecule"

Explanation

The Kreb's Cycle:
Acetyl CoA, Citrate, Isocitrate, Succinyl CoA, Succinate, Fumarate, Malate, and Oxaloacetate.


Mnemonic device

"School Pupil Leader"
"SPL"

Explanation

The components and position of the LPS (Lipopolysaccharide):
S - outer polySaccharide
P - core Polysaccharide
L - Lipid A [innermost]


Mnemonic device

"Good Honey Tastes Sweet"

Explanation

Gibb's Free Energy:
DG = DH - TDS


Mnemonic device

"Hong Kong + American Hospital Association"
"HK + AHA"

Explanation

Henderson-Hasselbach Equation:
pH = pKa + log 10 (A-/HA)


Mnemonic device

"Use both arms to HUG"

Explanation

Heme synthesis
Urea cycle
Gluconeogenesis
These reactions occur in both cytoplasm and mitochondria.


Mnemonic device

"SICKle cell disease"

Explanation

SICKle cell disease is due to a Substitution of the SICKsth amino acid of the B chain.


Mnemonic device

"CADET, face right!"

Explanation

Hemoglobin binding curve: causes of shift to right
CO2
Acid
2,3-DPG (aka 2,3 BPG)
Exercise
Temperature


Mnemonic device

"Over The HILL"

Explanation

Classification of Enzymes:
Oxidoreductases
Transferases
Hydrolases
Isomerases
Ligases
Lyases


Mnemonic device

"Na+/K+"

Explanation

Na+/K+ pump: movement of ions and quantity
K+ and in each consist of 2 characters, so so 2 K+ are pumped in.
Na+ and out each consist of 3 characters, so 3 Na+ are pumped out.


Mnemonic device

"10 + 5 - 2 = 13"

Explanation

Coagulation common pathway: factors in order
Factor X to Factor V to Factor II to Factor XIII


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