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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by santa_claus, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. santa_claus

    santa_claus Junior Member
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    ...but...

    What is the good mnemonic to remember hormones released by the anterior pituitary? I read a good one somewhere here a long time ago and now I can't find it!

    -lk
     
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  3. MadameLULU

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    FLAT PiG

    FSH, LH, ACTH, TSH Prolactin, GH

    i think thats correct.
     
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    I always just remembered what the posterior pituitary did oxy and ADH, the rest are anterior. Much simpler to remember 2 than 6, but then again I wasn't aware of that flat pig thing.
     
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    Yeah, I think of it that way as well. I just realized that the flat pig mnemonic actually has to do with the classification (acidophils or basophils) of the cells which secrete the hormones. I think the Basophils are the FLAT and the acidophils are Pi,G
     
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    on a related note, does anyone know a good mnemonic for the vaughn williams class of anti-arrythmics? i know there are a few out there but the internet has not been fruitful.

    thanks.
     
  9. santa_claus

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    thanks all, now flat pig is committed to long-term storage!
    -lk
     
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    Also, GOAT FLAP is a good mnemonic for remembering all hormones secreted by the (a&p) pituitary.
     

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