Kawaii means cute in Japanese.Helps you remember Kawasaki’s disease, also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, with strawberry tongue, coronary artery aneurysms and Asian predisposition.That’s all!PS: I love Japanese culture & kawaii things :3I wanna visit Japan someday, wear a kimono, eat Sushi & Onigiri, color my hair pink, cosplay anime and watch cars drift ^__^I love how this post allowed me to express my love for Japan & calligraphy =D-IkaN

Kawaii means cute in Japanese.
Helps you remember Kawasaki’s disease, also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, with strawberry tonguecoronary artery aneurysms and Asian predisposition.

That’s all!

PS: I love Japanese culture & kawaii things :3
I wanna visit Japan someday, wear a kimono, eat Sushi & Onigiri, color my hair pink, cosplay anime and watch cars drift ^__^
I love how this post allowed me to express my love for Japan & calligraphy =D

-IkaN

Baclofen and Dantrolene mnemonic

Hey everyone. A very short post today.

Dantrolene.
You can call it “Dant-ryano-lene” and remember about the ryanodine receptor it acts on!

Dan-troll-ene has also a troll in the word.
Trolls on the internet often pass mean comments and make you hot & psychotic.
It helps you remember the uses:
- Treatment of malignant hyperthermia triggered by general anesthesia
- Management of neuroleptic malignant syndrome caused by antipsychotics.

Baclofen.
Call it “GAbaclofen” and remember about the GABA receptor it acts on!
Use Bac-lofen when “back" needs to be relaxed (Treatment of muscle spasms)

That’s all for today guys!
-IkaN

Intrinsic tyrosine kinase and receptor-associated tyrosine kinase mnemonic

Hello, how is everything going? ^__^

We’ll be learning on how to remember some signaling pathways of endocrine hormones =D

Let’s get started!

MAP kinase pathway mnemonic:

I intrinsically try to map growth

Intrinsic tyrosine kinase - Insulin & growth factors (IGF-1, FGF, PDGF, EGF) - MAP kinase pathway!

JAK-STAT signaling pathway mnemonic:

JAK reminds me of a jack ass. I imagine a jack pig instead =P

Prolactin, Immunomodulators (e.g., cytokines, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8, IFN), Growth hormone.

If you can’t remember the immunomodulators, just think STAT!

sTaT has two T's which should remind you of “Tins and Ters”

Tins - Erythropoietin, prolactin, thrombopoietin, leptin

Ters - Interferons, Interleukins

And another animal - rat.

This’ll help you remember that it is a receptor-associated tyrosine kinase!

So remember 3 animals - Jackass, pig & rat. You should be good :)

That’s all!

Hope you’re doing well & see you in the next post =D

-IkaN

Abdominal anatomy mnemonics related to hernia

It’s pretty easy to remember the Contents Of the Inguinal canal!
Spermatic Cord in males, O looks like a round for round ligament in females and Ilioinguinal nerve.

Contents of the spermatic cord? Try VAN!
V!
Vas deferens
Pampiniform plexus of Veins
Remains of processus Vaginalis
Arteries!
Cremasteric artery, Artery to the vas, Testicular artery! *meow*
Nerves!
Genitofemoral nerve and sympathetic plexus around artery to the vas.

Hey everyone! I have surgery rotations going on. Was studying hernia today & hence the post :D

Did you guys know that the midpoint of the inguinal ligament & mid inguinal point are two completely different locations?

The midpoint of inguinal ligament is halfway between the ASIS (anterior superior iliac spine) and the pubic tubercle. It is the position of femoral nerve, used in femoral nerve blocks.
"Nervous ligament"

The mid-inguinal point is halfway between ASIS and the pubic symphysis. It is the position of the femoral artery, used in palpation of femoral pulse.
Plain old "Point for pulse"

The mid-inguinal point is more medial than the midpoint of the inguinal ligament. (Liga is lateral xP)

That’s all for now!
More stuff coming soon :D

-IkaN

Chelating agents mnemonic

Hey everyone! Long time, is it not?

We’ll be learning about chelating agents today!

The antidote for copper poisoning is pencillamine.
How do I remember that?
"Copper pennies"
Penicillamine - Copper.

Dimercaprol is also known as British Anti Lewisite.
"BAL GAL" (It rhymes lol) or "British gal" is my mnemonic for remembering for which toxins’ treatment it is used!
British Anti Lewisite - Gold, Arsenic, Lead.

Sometimes you find the answer in the word itself!
diMERcaprol - MERcury.

For lead toxicity, I remember, "Lead led lid"
ED in Led reminds me of EDTA.
ID in lid read backwards is DI which reminds me of Dimercaprol.
I know it’s completely bonkers but it helps me get through the day! =P
Dimercaprol, EDTA - Lead.

"Block the glue"
Beta blockers - Theophylline.
Glucagon - Beta blockers.

Iron is Ferrous.
And the antidote is.. Deferoxamine!
Deferoxamine - Iron.

That’s all!
-IkaN

Treatment of other toxicities here:
Acidification of urine
Alkalinization of urine
Methemoglobin
Opioids

Hey everyone!

There are certain drugs which are unique and that is why remembering mechanism of action or their pharmacological property becomes very difficult :/

I talk about how to remember them in this video! ^_^

The drugs I talk about are - Finasteride, Flutamide, Baclofen, Dantrolene, Pyrazinamide, Ethambutol. A mnemonic thingy which helps you not get confused =P

I hope you enjoy the video.
And if you do use this tip to make a merge words memory aid, don’t forget to share it with us! :)

Anonymous asked:

Can you put a list of tags you use (eg. "cardiology", "endocrine") in your about page or something to make your Tumblr blog a little easier to navigate?

I know!! I should have done it when I started my tumblr blog.. Now it’s too much to do! Over 500 posts to be precise T_T

I have, however, a neat Contents page on the blog. It’s well organized!

I’ll update the tumblr page someday (when someone volunteers to do my lazy work) :P

Anonymous asked:

Can you please put the links of all the posts that relate to obstetrics & gynaecology I'd really appreciate it, thanks in advance❤️

Lecithin–sphingomyelin ratio mnemonic

Hey everyone!

We measure the L:S ratio in the amniotic fluid to check for fetal lung maturity.

The concentration of lecithin and sphingomyelin is equal till 32–33 weeks gestation after which the lecithin concentration begins to increase significantly while sphingomyelin remains nearly the same.

An L:S ratio of 2 or more indicates fetal lung maturity and a relatively low risk of infant respiratory distress syndrome, and an L/S ratio of less than 1.5 is associated with a high risk of infant respiratory distress syndrome.

Not something you forget, but this is how it plays in my head - Phosphatidylcholine Peaks, Sphingomyelin remains the Same.

It also helps you remember that lecithin is made up of phospholipids like phosphatidylcholine.

(Sometimes, examiners may use basic biochemical compounds to test whether you know what they are made of.. That’s when you show them what you are made of as well B)

That’s all!

-IkaN