Medical Mnemonics (Memorizing Tips) 1

Causes of Splenomegaly IMCH
Inflammatory
Infectious
Malignancy
Congestive – CHF and
Cirrhosis
Collagen Vascular
Hemolysis

Tumors Metastasizing to Bone:

 Bacon – Breast

 Lettuce – Lung

 Tomato – Thyroid

 Ketchup – Kidney

 Pickle – Prostate

 Mayonnaise – Multiple Myeloma

 Mustard – Melanoma

Vitamin B names

The Rhythm Nearly Proved Contagious”:

In increasing order:

Thiamine (B1)

Riboflavin (B2)

Niacin (B3)

Pyridoxine (B6)

Cobalamin (B12)

Essential amino acids

PVT. TIM HALL always argues, never tires”:

Phe

Val

Thr

Trp

Ile

Met

His

Arg

Lue

Lys

  • Always argues: the A is for Arg, not Asp.
  • ‘Never tires’: T is not Tyr, but is both Thr and Trp.

Fasting state: branched-chain amino acids used by skeletal muscles

“Muscles LIVe fast”:

Leucine

Isoleucine

Valine

Folate deficiency: causes

A FOLIC DROP:

Alcoholism

Folic acid antagonists

Oral contraceptives

Low dietary intake

Infection with Giardia

Celiac sprue

Dilantin

Relative folate deficiency

Old

Pregnant

Glycogen storage: Anderson’s (IV) vs. Cori’s (III) enzyme defect

ABCD:

Anderson’s=Branching enzyme.

Cori’s=Debranching enzyme.

  • Otherwise, can’t really distinguish clinically.

Glycogen storage: names of types I through VI

Viagra Pills Cause A Major Hardon Tendency”:

Von Gierke’s

Pompe’s

Cori’s

Anderson’s

McArdle’s

Her’s

Tarui’s

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