Eponyms

Mnemonic for Clinical Features of Potter’s Syndrome

Remember the clinical features of Potter syndrome using the mnemonic POTTER. Pulmonary Hypoplasia Oligohydramnios Twisted Skin (Wrinkled skin) Twisted face (Facial deformities) Extremities (Limb defects) Renal agenesis Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics How to remember the Adductors …

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Mnemonic for Stenson’s and Wharton’s Salivary Ducts

How to remember Stenson’s and Wharton’s Salivary Ducts ? Use the mnemonic below to remember the salivary ducts. Stenson’s – think “S” for Second molar and Smokeless tobacco (between check and gum). Logically drains the parotid gland. Wharton’s – think “W” for Wet Willie (requires finger against tongue to initiate). Logically drains the submandibular and …

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Muehrcke Line

Muehrcke lines are multiple transverse white linear bands parallel to the lunula of the fingernail. They represent an apparent leukonychia as they result from an abnormality in the vasculature of the nail bed. Several conditions may trigger the hypoalbuminemia implicated in Muehrcke’s nails. Nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, liver diseases, and malnutrition are the most common, with …

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Weiss Ring

A Weiss ring is a type of ‘floater‘. These are pieces of debris that float around in the vitreous humor of the eye, which is the gel-like substance that sits inside the eyeball – between the lens and the retina. Floaters are often caused by shrinkage of the vitreous humor, causing tiny specks of collagen-like …

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Vossius Ring

A Vossius ring is a well-circumscribed complete or incomplete ring of pigment deposited on the anterior lens capsule surface, usually as a result of significant blunt eye trauma. e. It has the same diameter as the contracted pupil, and is due to impression of the iris on the lens as a result of the force …

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