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Mnemonics (Memory-Aiding Devices)

Anatomy:

To remember the cranial nerves:

"On Old Olympus' Towering Tops A Fat Angelic Girl Viewed Spanish Hops."

(Olfactory, Optic, Oculomotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducent, Facial, Auditory, Glossopharyngeal, Vagar, Spinal Accessory, Hypoglossal)

Astronomy:

To remember the order of the planets from the sun:

"Mary Very Easily Makes Jam Saturday Unless No Plums."

(Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)

Biology:

To remember the classification of living things

"Kings Play Cards On Fairly Good Soft Velvet."

(Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Variety)

Colours of Spectrum:

To remember the order of the colours of the spectrum:

"Roy G. Biv"

(Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)

Geography:

To remember the names of the Great Lakes:

"HOMES"

(visualize summer homes on the edge of the lake - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior)

Marine Navigation:

To remember the names of a ship's side and the light colour of each side:

"PORT is a red wine and red is the left side of politics."

(The left side of the ship is called Port and has a red light). or PORT has four letters, as does LEFT.

Economics:

To remember that a "tight labour market" means there are many jobs available:

"Tell your boss to fly a kite,
When the labour market is tight."

Nerves:

For the order of nerves that pass through the superior orbital tissue in the skull:

"Live Frankly To See Absolutley No Insult."

(Lacrinal, Frontal, Trochlear, Lateral, Nosociliary, Internal, Abduceir)

Amino Acids:

For the ten essential amino acids:

"These Ten Valuable Amino Acids Have Long Preserved Life In Man."

(Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Lysine, Phenylalanine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Methionine)

Blood:

For the functions of blood:

"Old Charlie Foster Hates Women Having Dull Clothes."

(Oxygen (transport), Carbon Dioxide (transport), Food, Heat, Waste, Hormones, Disease, Clotting)

Bile:

For the properties of bile:

"Bile from the liver emulsifies greases,
Tinges the urine and colours the faeces,
Aids peristalsis, prevents putrefaction.
If you remember all this you'll give satisfaction."

Excretion:

For the excretory organs of the body:

"SKILL"

(Skin, Kidneys, Intestines, Liver, Lungs).


 

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