Mnemonic for cranial nerves - page 17

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... Read More

  1. by   Diver Dude
    My instructor in Anatomy did it differently
    Oh (olfactory,I)
    oh (optic, II)
    oh (oculormotor,III)
    to (trochlear, IV)
    touch (trigeminal, V)
    and (abducens, VI)
    feel (facial, VII)
    very (vestibularcochlear, VIII)
    good (glossopharangeal, IX)
    velvet (vagus. X)
    Ahhh (accessory, XI)
    Heaven (hypoglosseal,XII)

    Am I missing something, but the other neumonic seems incorrect, unless there is another name given to a nerve. My instructor used to use the word "appreciate" instead of "memorize" so that students would understand and, in fact appreciate the structures and their functions. Know the somatic, sensory, and any sympathetic or parasympathetic responses of all of these nerves as well. Know the neural pathways even if your class does not require them. It will help you down the road. This was one of the most difficult segments in my course.

    Comments and corrections welcomed.

  2. by   LiveYourDreams
    OLd OPie OCtopus TRod TRIpped And Fell VEry Gracefully VAnishing Slowly Head-over-heels

    The capital letters are the first letters in the cranial nerve. Also, I have one for if they are (S) somatic, (M) motor, or (B) both. Whatever letter they start with is what they are.

    Some Say Marry Money But My Brother Says Big Boobs Matter More
  3. by   newbie08
    The one in my A&P book was :
    On Occassion Our Trusty Truck Acts Funny, Very Good Vehicle AnyHow.

    And for if they are motor, sensory or both:
    Some Say Marry Money But My Brother Says it's Bad Business to Marry Money.

    Hope this helps!!
  4. by   Mandylpn
    I didn't read all the posts so if this is a repeat, forgive me.

    O - oh - olfactory
    o - once - optic
    o - one - oculomotor
    t- takes - trochlear
    t - the - trigeminal
    a - anatomy - abducens
    f - final - facial
    v - very - vestibulocochlear
    g - good - glossopharyngeal
    v -vacations - vagus
    a - are - accessory
    h - heavenly - hypoglossal

    :typingthey should all be there
  5. by   AragornSkywalker
    I - Oh - olfactory - (S)ome (S-Sensory, M-Motor, B-Both)
    II - Oh - optic - Say
    III - Oh - oculomotor - Money
    IV - To - trochlear - Matters
    V - Touch - trigeminal - But
    VI - And - abducens - My
    VII - Feel - facial - Brother
    VIII - Virgin - vestibulocochlear - Says
    IX - Girl's - glossopharyngeal - Big
    X -Vagina - vagus - Boobs
    XI - And - accessory - Matter
    XII - Hymen - hypoglossal - Most

    I swear, thats how my lab instructor taught it. Aced the coursed btw.
  6. by   diddyho
    "Oh Oh Oh To Touch And Feel A Girls Hot Vagina"
  7. by   AragornSkywalker
    That doesnt work, you only have 11 words for one.
  8. by   ShieldAnvil
    Oh Oprah's On To Talk About French Virgin Girls Vacationing Somewhere Hot
  9. by   goopsy
    Old Olives On The Tree Are Falling Very Genly Vaguely Assisting Hogs: that's what we used. And it actually makes sense, lol.
  10. by   lillypad274
    Wow. That's a new one that I haven't heard, but it's good.
  11. by   Laurinq
    Type in cranial nerves in google then click video. Someone created a good song, thats really easy, which helps once you remember the cranial nerves to know what each one does.
    Also, for pneumonics, wikipedia has a crazy long list of hilarious pneumonics for cranial nerves as well as pneumonics for whether each nerve is sensory, motor, or both
    Last edit by Laurinq on Jan 12, '09 : Reason: more info
  12. by   nurserachel075
    On Occasion Our Trusty Truck Acts Funny, Very Good Vehicle Any How.

    Instead of learning Cranial Nerve VIII as Acoustic, we had to learn it as Vestibulococchlear nerve. I was told it was changed to make it more clear on what it does. It helps with equilibrium as well as hearing. Hope this helps
  13. by   nagar
    we learnt thios one in first year