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MNEMONICS INTRODUCTION: (1) Mnemonics are listed alphabetically, broadly grouped by system (e.g. cardiology, emergency, general, surgery). (2) Use the special search box below to quickly find the mnemonic you are after (note that the main site search will not find mnemonics). (3) Remember that mnemonics should only be used as an aide memoir - they often aren't listed in order of importance!

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Anatomy - Bicipital groove attachments ("Lady between two majors")

Major (pectoralis) - lateral

Lady - Latissimus dorsi

Major (teres) - medial

Anatomy - Bladder and rectum innervation (sacral/pudental via S2, 3, 4)

S2, 3 and 4

Keep the poo/pee off the floor!

Anatomy - Brachial plexus ("Randy Travis Drinks Cold Beer")

Roots

Trunks (relative to 3rd part of subclavian artery)

Divisions

Cords (relative to 2nd part of axillary artery)

Branches

Anatomy - Brachial plexus branches ("My Aunt Raped My Uncle")

Musculocutaneous (C5-7)

Axillary (C5-6)

Radial (C5-T1)

Median (C5-T1)

Ulnar (C8/T1)

Anatomy - Branchial arches ("Muscles Support The Pharynx & Larynx")

Muscles (I) - Mandibular/mastication/mandibular nerve V3/mandible/maxillary artery/anterior 2/3rd of tongue

Support (II) - Stylohyoid/stapes/stylohyoid process/smiling muscles/superior & lesser horn of hyoid/hyoid

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Pharnyx (III) - Stylopharyngeus/glossopharyngeus

&

Larynx (IV/VI) - Thyroid/cricoid/arytenoid/epiglottis

Anatomy - Diaphragm innervation (C3, 4, 5)

C3, 4 and 5

Keep the diaphragm alive!

Anatomy - External carotid artery branches ("Some Anatomists Like to Fornicate, Others Prefer S and M")

Superior thyroid

Ascending pharyngeal

Lingual

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Facial

Occipital

Posterior auricular

Superficial temporal

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Maxillary

Anatomy - Femoral triangle structures (NAVEL)

Nerve (femoral) - lateral

Artery (femoral) - in femoral sheath

Vein (femoral) - in femoral sheath

Empty space

Lymphatics (node of Cloquet, in femoral canal) - medial

Anatomy - Hand interossei ("PAD / DAB")

Palmar interossei

ADduct

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Dorsal interossei

ABduct

Anatomy - Inguinal canal boundaries (MALT)

Muscles (superior) - internal oblique and transversus

Aponeurosis (anterior) - external oblique & internal oblique (lateral third)

Ligaments (inferior) - inguinal and lacunar

Tendons (posterior) - transversalis fascia and conjoint tendon

Anatomy - Median nerve supply to hand muscles (LOAF)

Ulnar nerve supplies all of the intrinsic muscles of the hand, except for:

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Lateral two lumbricals

Opponens pollicis

Abductor pollicis brevis

Flexor pollicis brevis

Anatomy - Neck bones (HTC - mobile)

Hyoid

Thyroid

Cricoid

Anatomy - Scalp layers (SCALP)

Skin

Connective tissue (dense)

Aponeurosis

Loose connective tissue (Galea)

Periostium

Anatomy - Serratus anterior innervation (C5, 6, 7)

C5, 6 and 7 (via long thoracic nerve)

Raise your wings to heaven!

Anatomy - Subclavian artery branches (VITamin C and D)

Verterbal

Internal thoracic

Thyrocervical trunk

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Costo-cervical trunk

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Dorsal scapular

Anatomy - Tibia - pes anserinus attachments ("Say Grace before Tea")

Sartorius

Gracillis

Semi-tendinosis


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