Pharmacology

Mnemonics for Adverse side effects of Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are a frequently asked topic in medical exams, be it USMLE, PLAB, NEET-PG and so on. The many side effects of corticosteroids can be memorized using several easy mnemonics. We will list them all out in this post. Choose the mnemonic you find easiest. So, here we go, the first mnemonic to remember corticosteroid …

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Drugs to treat Focal Seizures : FOCAL

Remember the drugs used to treat focal seizures using the mnemonic FOCAL. Medications to treat FOCAL seizures are Fenytoin (~phenytoin), Oxcarbazepine, Carbamazepine, Lamotrigine and Levetiracetam. Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics

Competitive, Non-competitive and Uncompetitive Inhibitors : High Yield Notes

Competitive, Non-competitive and Uncompetitive Inhibitors is an important topic for USMLE, NEET, PLAB and medical school exams.Let us learn this important topic in this high yield article. Vmax is the maximum velocity, or how fast the enzyme can go at full ‘‘speed.’’ Vmax is reached when all of the enzyme is in the enzyme–substrate complex. …

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Mnemonic to remember the side effects of Lithium

Side effects of Lithium can be memorized using the mnemonic HUSSEIN. HUSSEIN Hypothyroidism, High WBC count, Hyperreflexia, Hand tremor Upset Stomach Skin lesion (acne, psoriasis) Excessive thirst and increased urination, Epstein anomaly Impairment of cognition, Increase in body weight Nystagmus Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in …

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