Medicine

SSRIS MNEMONICS

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, are a class of psychotropic drugs used as antidepressants. SSRIs  modify the concentration in the brain of some neurotransmitters responsible for the regulation of mood (in particular by increasing that of serotonin) by blocking the main biological process of eliminating it from the synaptic vesicle (reuptake). They are therefore used …

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Narcolepsy Symptoms and Clinical Features Mnemonics

We have several interesting mnemonics to remember the clinical features of Narcolepsy. CHAP: Narcolepsy is characterized by : Excessive daytime sleepiness (Associated with dozing off, or so-called “sleep attacks”) Hypnagogic hallucinations occurring when falling asleep (GOing to bed) Hypnopompic hallucinations occurring when waking up (POMPing out of bed) Cataplexy (emotionally triggered transient muscle weakness) Sleep paralysis (Inability to move for one …

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AZOLES MNEMONICS

Azole antifungal agents prevent the synthesis of ergosterol, a major component of fungal plasma membranes, by inhibiting the cytochrome P-450-dependent enzyme lanosterol demethylase (also referred to as 14α-sterol demethylase or P-450DM). This enzyme also plays an important role in cholesterol synthesis in mammals. Exposure of fungi to an azole causes depletion of ergosterol and accumulation …

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Mnemonic for Dysthymia Diagnosis

Remember the clinical features and diagnostic criteria for Dysthymia using the mnemonic HE’S 2 SAD. HE’S 2 SAD Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Mnemonics- Causes of Absolute polycythemia Mnemonics for Causes of Aortic Insufficiency Ventricular Tachycardia Treatment …

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Mnemonic for Signs and Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction

Remember the signs and symptoms of Myocardial Infarction using the mnemonic PULSE. PULSE: Persistent chest pains Upset stomach Lightheadedness Shortness of breath Excessive sweating Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these useful medical mnemonics. More Mnemonics to make your life easier …

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Cardio-selective Beta-Blockers Mnemonic

Remember the cardioselective betablockers using the easy mnemonic Betablockers Acting Exclusively At Myocardium: Betaxolol Acebutelol Esmolol Atenolol Metoprolol Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these useful medical mnemonics. More Mnemonics to make your life easier 🙂 BACTERIA AND THEIR ALTERNATE/ EPONYMOUS NAMES Mnemonics for Skull …

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Ipecac Contraindications Mnemonics

Remember the 4 C’s to remember the contraindications of Ipecac. Comatose Convulsing Corrosive hydrocarbon Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these useful medical mnemonics. More Mnemonics to make your life easier 🙂 Mnemonics for Supraventricular Tachycardia Treatment – ABCDE Mnemonic for …

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Mnemonic for Management of Left Ventricular Failure (LVF)

Use the mnemonic LMNOP to remember the acute management of Left ventricular failure (LVF). Lasix (furosemide) Morphine (diamorphine) Nitrates Oxygen (sit patient up) Pulmonary ventilation (if doing badly) Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these useful medical mnemonics. More Mnemonics to …

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Mnemonic for Primary vs. secondary vs. tertiary GAIN

How to remember the three different types of GAIN in psychiatry. Use this super useful mnemonic. Primary: patient’s psyche improved Secondary: symptom sympathy for patient Tertiary: therapist’s gain Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these useful medical mnemonics. More Mnemonics to make your life easier 🙂 …

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