USMLE

Notes, Mnemonics and Quizzes for USMLE preparation

Mnemonic for Cullen’s Sign & Grey-Turner’s Sign in Pancreatitis

Superficial edema and bruising in the subcutaneous fatty tissue around the umbilicus & flanks and they are the sign of retroperitoneal hemorrhage. 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 to remember Inguinal Canal Walls Mnemonic for Antidepressant discontinuation …

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Mnemonic for Peptic Ulcer Disease association with food intake

Use the simple mnemonic to remember the association of pain in Peptic ulcer disease with food intake. Gastric ulcer pain = Greater with food Duodenal ulcer pain = Decreases with food Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Mnemonic …

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Mnemonic for diseases identified using GUTHRIE card

Remember the mnemonic GUTHRIE for the diseases identified using the Guthrie test card. Galactosemic Urine [maple syrup urine disease] Thyroid [hypothyroidism] Inborn Errors of metabolism [eg: PKU] Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Mnemonic for Risk Factors of …

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Mnemonic to remember function of PGI2 and TxA2 in Coagulation

Remember this visual mnemonic to remember the function of PGI2 and Thromboxane A2 in coagulation. TxA2 → Aggregates platelets. PGI2 → Inhibits aggregation. Note: full name of PGI2 is prostaglandin I2 or prostacyclin, full name of TxA2 is thromboxane A2. Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in …

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Mnemonics for Clinical Features of Reiter Syndrome

Remember the clinical features of Reiter syndrome using the mnemonic PICK GUN. Planter Fascitis Inflamed Joints Conjunctivitis, Circinate Balanitis Keratoderma Blenorrhagia Gum ulceration Urethritis Nail Dystrophy Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Carpal Bones Ossification : Mnemonic Mnemonics- …

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Mnemonic for Metabolic Changes in Alkalosis

Remember the metabolic changes in Alkalosis using the following mnemonic. “Al-K-loss, Al-Ca-loss” There is loss of K+ (hypokalemia) and Ca++ (hypocalcemia) in state of alkalosis Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Kreb’s cycle (Citric Acid Cycle) : High …

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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 Mnemonic to remember the triad …

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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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Mnemonic for Differential Diagnosis for Back Pain

Remember the differential diagnosis for Back Pain using the mnemonic DISK MASS. DISK MASS Degeneration {DJD, Osteoporosis, Spondylosis} Infection {UTI, PID, Potts, Osteo, Prostatitis} +Injury/Fracture, compression fracture Spondylitis, Ankylosing +Spondyloarthropathies {Rheumatoid, Reiters, SLE} Kidney stones/infarction/infection {Pyelonephritis /abscess} Multiple Myeloma, +Metastasis from breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, kidney CA Aneurysm – Abdominal Slipped Disk, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Stenosis …

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