Mnemonic for cranial nerves - page 17

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Hi out there. I am a freshman nursing student and in my A and P class we have to learn the 12 cranial nerves. I know that there are a couple little sayings out there to help reember them but I do not remeber all of the one I... Read More


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    I found this one very easy to remember.

    On Occasion Our Trusty Truck Acts Funny, Very Good Vehicle Any How.
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    I thought it was Oh, Oh, Oh, To Touch And Feel Virgin Girls' Vaginas and Hymens....my prof wasn't comfortable teaching that in class, but she sent us to a website to find it.
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    I find it amazingly scarey that when I read the post, I IMMEDIATELY REMEMBERED
    On old Olympus' towering tops, a Finn and German viewed some hops. YIKES,that was 30 years ago and I can not think of a time that I have ever used that, other than to pass a test!!!!! Good grief!!!!
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    and this is a link with some quizzes re: the cranial nerves

    http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bi...n/cranqzr2.htm

    and this is from wikipedia - to help with the mnemonics and for sensory, motor, or both:

    main article: list of mnemonics for the cranial nerves
    as the list is important to keep in mind during the examination of the nervous system, there are many mnemonic devices in circulation to help remember the names and order of the cranial nerves. because the mind recalls rhymes well, the best mnemonics often use rhyming schemes. examples are:
    • on old olympus towering tops, a finn and german viewed some hops.
    • old opie occasionally tries trigonometry and feels very gloomy, vague, and hypoactive
    • on occasion our trusty truck acts funny. very good vehicle any how.

    another to help remember the types of information these nerves carry (sensory, motor, or both) is thus:
    • some say money matters, but my brother says big brains matter more.
    Last edit by GingerSue on Oct 21, '07
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    Hello all my last class in fundamentals is in the am........woo hoo.the class is on neurological...can anyone give me some tips or pointers on how to remember the 12 cranial nerves and what they do.....anything would be helpful so i can apply it to whta im learning,and pass my final.
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    If you check out the Stickies on top of the Nursing Student Forums, you will see a mnemonics post. I'm pretty sure I've seen a couple of suggestions on how to remember the 12 cranial nerves.
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    There is all kinds of information about the cranial nerves on the Internet. Start by making a chart of them with a column for their function. One of my assessment books has a chart like this in it for the cranial nerves. Here are links to charts that are already done on the Internet:
    There is also the famous mnemonic for remembering the common name of each cranial nerve from I to XII: On Old Olympic Towering Tops A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops. The first letter of each word represents the first letter of the name of each of the cranial nerves.
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    The most common mnemonic for remembering the nerves is:
    On Old Olympus' Towering Top A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops

    And here is one for remembering what kind of info they send (sensory, motor, or both):
    Some Say Money Matters, But My Brother Says Big Brains Matter More
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    Oh Oh Oh To Touch And Feel A Giant Volcano, So Hot

    Our teacher told us this one and I have never forgotten it.
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    Oh Oh Oh, To, Touch, And, Feel, A, Good, Vein, Ah, Heaven


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