Pharmacology

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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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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The Complete List of Pharmacology Drugs Name Stems

The best way of memorizing the use and function of different classes of drugs is to familiarize yourself with its generic name stem. Usually, drugs of the same therapeutic class are given names with the same stem. These stems are mostly placed word-finally (suffix), but in some cases, word-initial (prefix) stems are also used. Common …

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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 🙂 Father of Pharmacology Mnemonics for Adverse side effects of …

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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 🙂 Mnemonic for Ocular Structures derived from Surface Ectoderm – …

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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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Ventricular Tachycardia Treatment Mnemonic

Remember the drugs used to treat ventricular tachycardia using the mnemonic LAMB. LAMB: Lidocaine Amiodarone Mexiltene/ Magnesium Beta-blocker 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 🙂 Facial Muscles supplied by Facial …

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SULFONAMIDES MNEMONICS

We have two good mnemonics for properties of Sulfonamides and their clinical side effects. Remember the mnemonic SULFA for the basic characteristics as well as side effects of sulphonamides. Basic characteristics (remember SULFA): Solubility lowUseful  for Urinary tract infectionsLarge spectrum (active against gram positive and gram negativebacteria)Folic acid synthesis blocker ( DHPS inhibitor)Antimetabolite /Analog of PABA …

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