Meghan Trainor: All About That Change

Yeah, it’s that time of year It’s 2016 And I’m making resolutions Like you’ve never seen ‘Cause I got these goals that I want to achieve It’s a new year, and it’s a new me, hey Yeah, it’s pretty clear I ain’t no size two But I just joined a gym Like I’m supposed to […]

Side Effects of -Triptan Drug Usage

Background Information: Triptan drugs are used to alleviate the symptoms of a migraine attack or cluster headache. Mnemonic: “Flashing Tinkling Neck Ties” Flashing – Flushing Tinkling – Tingling Necktie – Neck Tightness Mnemonic Aid: To solidify this mnemonic into your memory, Google flashing necktie. I am pretty sure these ties will aggravate people suffering from […]

I Surrender

God, please remember my prayers… Please don’t forget… Here I am Down on my knees again Surrendering all Surrendering all Find me here Lord as You draw me near Desperate for You Desperate for You I surrender Drench my soul As mercy and grace unfold I hunger and thirst I hunger and thirst With arms […]

Parts of the Brain Most Susceptible to Hypoxia

Background Information: Irreversible CNS damage begins approximately 5mins post cerebral hypoxia. Mnemonic: “Cerebral Hippo Camps Near the Court Water Slide” Cerebral – Cerebellum Hippo Camps – Hippocampus Near the Court – Neocortex Water Slide – Watershed Areas Mnemonic Aid: Really smart lawyer hippo wondering around the court water slide after a fatal anoxic brain injury. […]

Deep Nuclei of the Cerebellum: Medial to Lateral

Background Information: Excluding the output from the flocculonodular lobe, rest of the cerebellar output is relayed through these nuclei. Mnemonic: “Fastest Global Emergency Dentists” Fastest – Fastigial Global – Globose Emergency – Emboliform Dentists – Dentate Mnemonic Aid: Cerebellum is responsible for the maintenance of posture, balance, and skeletal muscle tone. Coordination of voluntary and […]

Cause of Ascites

Background Information: Ascites refers to fluid accumulation within the peritoneum of the abdomen that exceeds 25mL. Mnemonic: “Hippo In My Port” Hippo – Hypoalbuminemia (decrease in oncotic pressure; e.g. nephrotic syndrome & malnutrition) In – Infections (e.g. TB) My – Malignancies (e.g. colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, & lymphoma) Port – Portal Hypertension (increased hydrostatic pressure; […]

Triad of Aspirin-Intolerant Asthma

Background Information: Nasal polyps can rise due to repeated rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and aspirin-intolerant asthma (seen in 10% of asthmatic adults). Mnemonic: “BAN” B – Bronchospasms (Aspirin-Induced) A – Asthma N – Nasal Polyps Mnemonic Aid: BAN is intolerant to Aspirin so he completely BANned the usage of Aspirin in his home. Notice it’s not […]