Afferent connection arrives and an efferent connection exits.
Anterior leg muscles
“The Hospitals Are Not Dirty Places”
Remember To Drink Cold Beer – Roots, Trunks, Divisions, Cords, Branches
o STAR – subscapular (upper and lower), thoracodorsal, axillary, radial
o RATS– Radial nerve, Axillary nerve, Thoracodorsal nerve, Subscapular (Upper & Lower)nerve.
o ULTRA – upper subscapular, lower subscapular, thoracodorsal, radial, axillary
o ULNAR– Upper subscapular nerve, Lower subscapular nerve,Nerve to latissimus dorsi, Axillary nerve, Radial nerve.
o LLM “Lucy Loves Me” – lateral pectoral, lateral root of the median nerve, musculocutaneous
o Love Me Latha (LML) – Lateral pectoral nerve, Musculocutaneous nerve, Lateral root of Median Nerve.
o Look My Lancer-Lateral pectoral nerve, Musculocutaneous nerve,Lateral root of Median nerve.
o MMMUM “Most Medical Men Use Morphine” – medial pectoral, medial cutaneous nerve of arm, medial cutaneous nerve of forearm, ulnar, medial root of the median nerve
o “Money Makes Many Men Unhappy” – Medial pectoral nerve, Medial cutaneous nerve of arm, Medial cutaneous nerve of forearm, Medial root of median nerve, Ulnar nerve.
o “M4U” – Medial pectoral nerve, Medial cutaneous nerve of arm, Medial cutaneous nerve of forearm, Medial root of median nerve, Ulnar nerve
o Union of 4 Medials – Ulnar nerve, Medial cutaneous nerve of arm, Medial cutaneous nerve of forearm, Medial pectoral nerve, Medial root of Median Nerve.
o “My Aunty Rocks My Uncle” – Musculocutaneous, axillary, radial, median, ulnar.
“Dow Jones Industrial Average Closing Stock Report”
From proximal to distal:
Carotid sheath contents
I See 10 CC’s in the IV:
Cavernous sinus contents
O TOM CAT:
O TOM are lateral wall components, in order from superior to inferior.
CA are the components within the sinus, from medial to lateral. CA ends at the level of T from O TOM.
Celiac trunk(Coeliac trunk): branches
Left Hand Side (LHS):
can this little servant cook ?
Tributaries of the Inferior vena cava
“I Like To Rise So High”
Greater sciatic foramen
Structures passing through greater sciatic foramen below piriformis (S.N.I.P. N.I.P.)
Lesser sciatic foramen
Structures passing through lesser sciatic foramen: (P.I.N.T.)
a mnemonic to remember the contents of the Tarsal tunnel from anterior to posterior is “Tom, Dick and Harry“. or alternatively “Tom, Dick (and very nervous) Harry” if the artery, vein, and nerve are included.
The branches of the subclavian artery can be remembered using VITamin C and D.
The contents of posterior mediastinum can be remembered using the mnemonic, “DATES”
Superior orbital fissure
Standing room only can be used to remember that:
Contents of the foramen magnum: VAMPS-ATM OR VAMPires Sing AT Midnight
Deep cerebellar nuclei and their positions relative to the midline: “Fat Guys Eat Donuts,” where each letter indicates the medial to lateral location in the cerebellar white matter
A mnemonic to remember the muscles that contribute tendons to the pes anserinus and the innervations of these muscles is SGT FOT (sergeant FOT)
Notice the order of the muscles (S, G, T) follows the order of the innervating nerves which correspond to those muscles (F, O, T)[
Another anterior to posterior is “Say Grace before Tea” Sartorius, Gracilis, semiTendinosus.
The femoral triangle is shaped like the sail of a sailing ship and hence its boundaries can be remembered using the mnemonic, “SAIL“:
The order of structures in the femoral triangle is important in the embalming of bodies, as the femoral artery is often exposed and used to pump embalming fluids into the body. The order of this neurovascular bundle can be remembered using the mnemonic, “NAVY“:
An alternate to this mnemonic is “NAVEL” for Nerve, Artery, Vein, Empty Space and Lymph, to include the deep inguinal lymph nodes located medial to the Femoral vein.
A useful mnemonic to remember popliteal fossa anatomy (medial-to-lateral arrangement) is: Serve And Volley Next Ball.
There are many mnemonics for the names of the cranial nerves, e.g.
|List of mnemonics for the cranial nerves, their respective type and foramen|
|NERVE:||Olfactory nerve||Optic nerve||Oculomotor nerve||Pathic (Trochlear) nerve||Trigeminal (dentist) nerve||Abducens nerve||Facial nerve||Vestibulo-cochlear (Auditory) nerve||Glosso-pharyngeal nerve||Vagus nerve||Spinal Accessory nerve||Hypoglossal nerve|
|OLd||OPen||OCeans||TROuble||TRIbesmen||ABout||Fish||VEnom||Giving||VArious||ACute / SPlitting||Headaches|
|TYPE:||Sensory||Sensory||Motor||Motor||Both (sensory + motor)||Motor||Both||Sensory||Both||Both||Motor||Motor|
|FORAMINA:||Cribriform plate||Optic canal||Superior Orbital Fissure||Superior Orbital Fissure||Superior Orbital Fissure||Foramen Rotundum||Foramen Ovale||Superior Orbital Fissure||Internal Acoustic Meatus||Internal Acoustic Meatus||Jugular Foramen||Jugular Foramen||Jugular Foramen||Hypoglossal Canal|
Diaphragm apertures: spinal levels
Many mnemonics are used for diaphragm apertures including:
Number of letters
I ate 10 eggs at 12
“I Read Very Old And Torn Articles” – IVC, Right phrenic nerve, Vagus, Oesophagus, Aorta, Thoracic duct, Azygous vein.
(V)oice (O)f (A)merica
Duodenum: lengths of parts
“Counting 1 to 4 but staggered”:
The major glands of the endocrine system, excluding ovaries and testes: “T-A-P.” (T2, A3, P4)
G.I. tract layers (simplified)
A WET BED
Lateral geniculate nucleus
A simple mnemonic for remembering this[clarify] is “See I? I see, I see,” with “see” representing the C in “contralateral,” and “I” representing the I in “ipsilateral.” Another is “Emily and Pete meet eye to eye” as in “M and P meet I to I,” or again, Magno and Parvo meet Ipsi to Ipsi.
Another way of remembering this[clarify] is 2+3=5, which is correct, so ipsilateral side, and 1+4 doesn’t equal 6, so contralateral.
WANT My Hot Dog
A mnemonic to remember the layers of the retina:
|My||Membrane (internal limiting)|
|Easy||External limiting membrane|
|Review||Retinal pigment epithelium|
Sperm: path through male reproductive system
“My boyfriend’s name is STEVE“:
For structures lying at the level of the sternal angle, the following mnemonic can be used:
PLOT of EARTH PLLANTS
is a more detailed mnemonic including:
Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can’t Handle:
Scaphoid, Lunatum, Triquetrum, Pisiforme, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate and Hamate
She Looks Too Pretty Try To Catch Her:
Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiforme, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate and Hamate
Scabby Lucy Tried Pissing Hours after Copulating Two Twins:
Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiforme, Hamate, Capitate, Trapezoid, and Trapezium:
In clockwise order from Scaphoid-remember zoids do not touch each other. M. Hall
So Long To Pinky Here Comes The Thumb:
Straight Line To Pinky Here Comes The Thumb:
Scaphoid, Lunatum, Triquetrum, Pisiforme, Hamate, Capitate, Trapezoid, Trapezium
Internal iliac artery: branches
I Like Going Places Using My Very Own Unmanned Vehicle
Coronal section of brain (structures)
“In Extremis, Cannibals Eat People’s Globus Pallidi Instead of Their Hearts”:
From insula to midline:
Anterior Pituitary Hormones