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Funniest Mnemonics

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by yellowcat322, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. yellowcat322

    yellowcat322 Senior Member
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    In the process of studying microbio and pharm (two of the subjects that involve the most rote memorization) i'm making up mnemonics to help me along; looking over them, some of them came out pretty out there. So I thought I'd start a contest of who can come up with the funniest mnemonic for whichever subject you're stuyding. Post up your best shot so we could all have a laugh over how pathetic our life now is:) Here's my favorite so far

    Let me take this opportunity to be candid with your asparagus

    (to help me remember that aspergillus and candida are opportunistic fungi:)
     
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  3. werd

    werd Senior Member
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    not studying it anymore, but an anatomy one for bones in your wrist... Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle.
    also, Parasympathetic activation for erection, Sympathetic activation for ejaculation = Point and Shoot.
     
  4. DrThom

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    Along the same lines, I am a fan of "S2,3,4 keep the penis off the floor"
     
  5. PreMedAdAG

    PreMedAdAG I am so smart. S-M-R-T :)
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    for type of innervation of cranial nerves:

    Some Say Marry Money But My Brother Says Big Boobies Matter Most
     
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  6. eralza

    eralza Senior Member
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    In line with the cranial nerves -
    Oh, Oh, Oh, To, Touch And Feel A Girl's Vagina, Ah Heaven!
     
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    you forget one of the V's...but anyway...
    if you replace a few words here you've got yourself one of the most dirty/degrading/immorral mnemonics I've ever seen...and the one that I will NEVER forget:

    Feel---> f&%k
    1st V (before Girl)--->Virgin
    Ah---->And
    Heaven--->Hymen

    you can thank (or slap) me later...
     
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  8. getunconcsious

    getunconcsious Very tired PGY1
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    Wouldn't we fail gross anatomy if we needed pneumonics just to memorize the names of the cranial nerves? I'm barely passing and i know them all offhand. Off topic, but still.

    I like the branches of the external carotid pneumonic:

    Some Lonely F*ckers Only Prefer Anal Self Masturbation

    Also branches of the facial nerve:

    Ten Zebras Bit My Crotch

    (Sidebar: How likely is THAT scenario?)

    I think finals are making me loopy...
     
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  9. mendel121

    mendel121 Just hoping to match
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    Branches of the maxillary a.

    Screw The Lawyers Save A Patient

    Another Carpal bones one -

    Stripper Love Takes People To The Crazy Horse
     
  10. Southpawz

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    Biochem one: (TCA cycle)

    Can I Keep Selling Sex For Money Officer?
    Citrate Isocitrate (alpha)KG etc. etc.
     
  11. Iwy Em Hotep

    Iwy Em Hotep The Welcomer
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    We learned this one as: "To Zanzibar by Motor Car: Two Zebras Bit My Chihuahua." Two for one!
     
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  12. felipe5

    felipe5 Fingerpickin' Good
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    i learned it as S2,3,4 keeps the penis, poop, and pee off of the floor.....thats a damn good one :horns:

    And not to mention G's up Hoes Down (graves vs. hashimoto's)....that one is GENIUS (i got that here on SDN)
     
  13. Wiggy73

    Wiggy73 MS I's have more fun
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    For the external carotid branches, we use Some Anatomists Like Fornication, Others Prefer Manual Stimulation. There's a really cool surgery resident who helps teach anatomy and jokes around with us a lot. After he taught the mnemonic to my table, you should have seen his face when I asked him which kind he was!
     
  14. dancinjenn

    dancinjenn I'm ready for my close up
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    I prefer: Cindy Is Kinky So She Fornicates More Often
     
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    Karina Surgeon in training...
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    I was in lab yesterday, trying to memorize the branches of the External Carotid....someone came up to me and said:

    SAL Figured Out PMS

    Superior Tyroid, Ascending Laryngeal, Lingual, Facial, Occipital, Posterior auricular, Maxillary and Superficial temporal


    Good Luck with Finals Everyone! :)
    Karina
     
  16. Karina

    Karina Surgeon in training...
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    Oh! Also, C3,4,5 Keeps the Diaphragm Alive ! :)
     
  17. Southpawz

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    S2, 3, 4 keeps the **** off the floor ;)
     
  18. BOHICA-FIGMO

    BOHICA-FIGMO Belt-fed Physician
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    How about:

    Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle!
     
  19. Antigunner

    Antigunner This is a chill pill.
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    A guy in our class came up with one for the axillary artery:

    She Typically Likes Some Anal Penetration
     
  20. Southpawz

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    Lol this one is great!
     
  21. so what does it stand for? (i'm lazy)
     
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    Antigunner This is a chill pill.
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    Superior thoracic
    Thoracoacromial
    Lateral thoracic
    Subscapular
    Anterior humeral circumflex
    Posterior humeral circumflex
     
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    Thoracoacromial is also known as the Acromial Thoracic artery. So some ppl just memorize it as SALSAP... but it's not funny at all, nor does it mean anything.
     
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    First week of gross, first big task was the brachial plexus. Our mnemonic for superior to inferior orientation of the nerves:

    My ass really misses undergrad (Musc-cutaneous, axillary, radial, median, ulnar)

    Seems like a very long time ago!
     
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    Wow, not very detailed.
    We had to memorize 4MU, STARS and 2LM
     
  26. Wiggy73

    Wiggy73 MS I's have more fun
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    What do these stand for? There's no M for middle meningeal a., for one thing...I'm confused here.
     
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    Well don't I feel like a f***ing a**hole - Biochem on the brain - sorry how about axillary a., Here's to med school making me dumber
     
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    The essential amino acids, using the one letter code:

    Martin Luther King Is Visciously Fvcking William Howard Taft
     
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    Erector spinae mucles:

    I Love Sex

    Iliocostalis
    Longissimus
    Spinalis
     
  30. Wiggy73

    Wiggy73 MS I's have more fun
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    Hey, don't sweat it. I'm just stressing over my head and neck exam this week.
     
  31. Antigunner

    Antigunner This is a chill pill.
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    A couple have sprung up here at OU for which nerve is associated with the branchial arches:

    TCU Frogs Get Sooner Respect

    and

    Texas Finally Got Some Revenge

    (Trigeminal, Facial, Glossopharyngeal, Superior Laryngeal, Recurrent Laryngeal)
     
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    For the 10 cranial nerves:
    "Oh, Oh, Oh, To Touch A Firm Vegetable Gives Vegetarians Amazing Happiness"

    And for their motor/sensory innervation:
    "Some Say Money Matter But My Brother Says Big Balls Matter Most"


    Also, the other day some friends and I were discussing mnemonics and we remembered our favorite one from undergrad, the divisions of species (i.e. Kingdom, Phylum, Class. etc):
    "Kings Play Cards On Fat Girls' Stomachs"


    Fun stuff!! :)
     
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    Screw The Lawyer Save A Patient is axillary artery, not maxillary :)

    For terminal branches of the brachial plexus, I used "My Aunt Raped My Uncle"
     
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    Why does this seem wrong on so many levels??


    I seriously cant stop laughing though :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    The external carotid one is out of order. My preferred mnemonic is Some Anatomists Like F***ing; Others Prefer S&M.

    Superior thyroid
    Ascending pharyngeal
    Lingual
    Facial
    Occipital
    Posterior auricular
    Superior temporal
    Maxillary
     
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    External Carotid branches:

    Some Adventurous Lovers Find Odd Positions More Stimulating.


    Happy stuyding.
     
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    or

    Some Angry Lady Figured Out PMS
     
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    DieselPetrolGrl twisterChamp&so much more
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    coxilla burnette

    bc my teacher was like screaming in a horrified voice about how a pig placenta could be the perfect terrorism weapon - and shes a burenette and my science building at undergrad was cox...i picture her flinging a placenta at my building in a angry narrow-minded rage.


    anyways yeah i love these..
    mine are off the top of my head
    **spamm** for internal thoracic branches
    **GPS** to portal in portal caval anastam. at the **gut butt and caput(medusa)**
    and i like the one about my heart veins and arteries relationship **gramp's lamps*
    and the classic i got from my professor is **water under the bridge **
    for path i say bax gives the ax
     
  40. run4boston

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    and another for the carpal bones:

    Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle
     
  41. run4boston

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    amino acid precursors for succinyl CoA:
    I (love) MTV : Isoleucine, Methionine, Threonine, Valine
     
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    Teacher's mnemonic(lot less fun):

    On Occasion Our Trusty Toyota Acts Funny, Very Good Vehicle AnyHow


    :sleep: BORING :sleep:
     
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    Oh my, and I thought when my dad taught me this it was just to play the fool.
     
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    indo Feed me a stray cat
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    Play the ass? WTF?



    Anyone have a pneumonic for remembering all the pneumonics?
     
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    It's MNEMONIC, people!!!!
     
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    Maybe they mean pneumonic plague. :)
    From the CDC: "Pneumonic plague occurs when Y. pestis infects the lungs. This type of plague can spread from person to person through the air. Transmission can take place if someone breathes in aerosolized bacteria, which could happen in a bioterrorist attack. Pneumonic plague is also spread by breathing in Y. pestis suspended in respiratory droplets from a person (or animal) with pneumonic plague. Becoming infected in this way usually requires direct and close contact with the ill person or animal. Pneumonic plague may also occur if a person with bubonic or septicemic plague is untreated and the bacteria spread to the lungs."
    I'm not sure how that helps you remember anatomy, though. :confused:
     
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    I just came up with this for tarsal bones:

    My Insanely Large Cock Never Touches Condoms
     
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    OnePunchBiopsy General Surgery
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    Congrats! Your first post is about cock!
     
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    Strong start.


    To anyone wanting the correct version of the cranial nerves here it is (was posted earlier):

    Oh oh oh to touch and feel virgin girls vaginas ah heaven
     
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    Names of B vitamins in order of B number:

    Tony ran narcotics, protection, and prostitution before f*cking the Colombians.

    thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothen*, pyridox*, biotin, folate, cobalamins.

    1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12.

    PS: Tony ain't been seen since then.
     

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