~~~A&P 1 (winter/spring) Club~~~

  1. i borrowed the information below from the a&p 1 fall club.(hope no one minds) i thought that it would be helpful to those of us taking a&p 1 this winter/spring semester.
    hopefully there will be enough of us interested in this thread so that we can get a sticky.

    those of you who have already taken a&p, please feel free to stop by at any time . we would love to have your imput also. thanks



    useful study information/sites:
    other ideas (posted in other threads):
    • make your own flashcards!
    • if you are not familiar with (or have forgotten) chem, check out an into to chemistry book
    • utilize your school's study lab, or open lab times, if offered.
    • take pictures during labs!
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    fun with mnemonics ...........

    11 organ systems: send mr. uric -- l

    s-skeletal / e-endocrine / n-nervous / d-digestive / m-muscular / r-respitory / u-urinary / r-reproductive / i-integumentary / c-circulatory (or cardovascular) / l-lymphatic
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    skeletal system:
    carples:
    "scared lovers try positions -- that they cannot handle"
    or "stop letting those people -- touch the cadaver's hand"
    (proximal row lateral to medial -- distal row lateral to medial)

    s-scaphoid / l-lunate / t-triquetrum / p-pisiform / t-trapezuim / t-trapezoid / c-capitate / h-hamate
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    7 bones of the eye socket: "every zoo finds stinky little monkey poop"
    e-ethmoid / z-zygomatic / f-frontal / s-sphenoid / l-lacrimal / m-maxilla / p-palatine
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    number of vertebrae in each section of vertebral column:
    7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae
    "breakfast at 7, lunch at 12, dinner at 5"
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    wbc differentials:
    "never let monkeys eat bananas"
    n-neutrophils / l-leukocytes / m-monocytes / e-eosinophils / b-basophils

    to differentiate btwn granulocytes and agranulocytes its:
    "never eat bananas like monkeys"
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    p.u.:
    "pinky on the ulna side"
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    which side is the radius on?
    thumbs up for "rad!!"
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    fibula is lateral
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    tarsal bones:
    "tall centers never take shots from corners"
    t-talus / c-calcaneus / n-navicular / t-third cuneiform / s-second cuneform / f-first cuneiform / c-cuboid
    ----------------------
    cranial nerves
    "oh oh oh, to touch and feel very green vegetables ah!" ... or ... "old opal’s ocular tracts tricksters abducting
    four vested giants vaguely acting hypoactive"

    i olfactory / ii optic / iii oculomotor / iv trochlear / v trigeminal / vi abducens / vii facial / viii vestibulocochlear / ix glossopharyngeal / x vagus / xi accessory / xii hypoglossal
    ---------------------------
    cranial nerves: sensory, motor or both?
    "some say marry money, but my brothers say big breasts matter more" .... or ..... "stop saying my mom bug me because she believes bugging makes me"

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    epidermis (deep to superficial):
    "basil spices granny luci's corn"
    stratum: basale, spinosum, granulosum, lucidum, corneum
    Last edit by Princess74 on Jan 14, '06 : Reason: .
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  2. 384 Comments

  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Good luck to everyone taking A&P 1 in the Spring!
  4. by   Princess74
    Thank you
  5. by   liljulz0613
    i love a & p

    just started school monday and this is my fav class.
    Those websites are very helpful!
  6. by   Princess74
    Just wanted to say thank you to who ever made this a sticky.
  7. by   Princess74
    I got my A&P text book w/ CD-ROM today. (1 of 4 to complete our required books, this one is our main text though)

    We are using Anatomy & Physiology The Unit of Form and Function 3rd Edition. By SALADIN

    What book will you guys be using?
  8. by   sunnyhabibi
    Hi i'm new to the forum. I'm taking A&P 1 this semester. I'm a little nervous about it so if anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated!!!
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from sunnyhabibi
    Hi i'm new to the forum. I'm taking A&P 1 this semester. I'm a little nervous about it so if anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Study, study, study and then study some more. Never get behind on anything, try not to miss any classes. Tape lectures. Make this class a priority, and eliminate as many distractors as possible from your life (example needless chatting with neighbors, friends that are not taking the class etc.) turn your phone off, get a" DON'T DISTURB" sign for your front door. Get all your doctors appt out of the way prior, and have your meds refilled. Get your car serviced. Forget about nice looking hair and nails for 16 weeks , get lots of rest, exercise regularly and eat enough high quality foods. DON"T diet while in this class! Get good study partners if available. Take advantage of the resources in your study lab at your biology department (couldn't have done it without it). Try to establish good rapport with your teacher, don't matter how "unapproachable" he/she seems to be.
    You will be in seclusion for 16 weeks, with very little outside contact, remember it shall pass!
    I don't mean to scare you but I am approaching the end of my A&P1 class and I have a very difficult professor + I have a learning disability from a recent illness. It's been tough, frustrating, I have cried and I wanted to quit. This class has been the ultimate challenge for me, others might not think that way though, it all depends on your teacher.
    But it is possible to make an A. If I am lucky I will get an A, all depends on my final next week.......NEVER give up!
    Finally, VISIT this site DAILY We will be here for you if you need help or just venting. Things would have been so much worse Without this wonderful board and the great people on it.:hatparty:
  10. by   Princess74
    Welcome sunnyhabibi. Don't worry we will all get through this together.
  11. by   sunnyhabibi
    Thank you so much for your replies!!!! LOL i wear a hair cover so i don't have to worry what my hair looks like(ain't it great). I will definitely be posting here in the future. I just have to say "I can do this"!!! and it will happen.
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from sunnyhabibi
    Thank you so much for your replies!!!! LOL i wear a hair cover so i don't have to worry what my hair looks like(ain't it great). I will definitely be posting here in the future. I just have to say "I can do this"!!! and it will happen.
    I really don't mean to scare you, and tried to give things a little humerous twist......If I can do well with an absolute terrible professor you will do well also. I just have to work 3X harder than everyone else
    It is a very demanding class and I hope that you have a good teacher, which is half the battle. Only t'ill Tues for me.....lecture test 4 and final at the same time! Intense studying this weekend.
  13. by   sunnyhabibi
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I really don't mean to scare you, and tried to give things a little humerous twist......If I can do well with an absolute terrible professor you will do well also. I just have to work 3X harder than everyone else
    It is a very demanding class and I hope that you have a good teacher, which is half the battle. Only t'ill Tues for me.....lecture test 4 and final at the same time! Intense studying this weekend.
    You give me great hope!!! Thank you so much. I know you weren't trying to scare me, your just being honest.
  14. by   babieface_7
    hey
    thanks for the websites

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