A&P I Spring 2007 Semster - Welcome! - page 19

I will be taking A&P I next semester when I come back from Christmas break for the Spring 2007 semester. I didn't know if someone was going to start a group or not, so I thought I would create a... Read More

  1. by   opradiva
    Quote from maggiofliore
    I dont think there are that many acronyms for bones, except for "Sally left the party to take carmen home" Which stands for scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid (I think, I have forgotten the hand bones already hehe), capitate, hamate. Those are the carpals of the hand. Other than that I only recommend spending as much time with the bone box. See if your library has one. Also if you have MArieb's book go to the website! There is bone practice in the left column that has real pictures of the bones. If you dont have a text book like that, keep looking and you might find something similar on the web.

    I spent10+ hours outside of class with the bones and aced it. I think it is more about devoting time than acronyms.

    When you get to muscles though, I have plenty for ya

    What a great mnemonic! I will definitely be using this one. The carpals are hard to remember. I tested on these about two weeks ago, and I have already forgotten which side is which. This will help. I do have one question, though. If speaking of the right hand, is this mnemonic describing the bones in anatomical position, or with a pronated forearm? Also, clockwise, or counter clockwise. I may be thinking too hard about it. I think Im using the same Marieb book as you, so I will look it up too. Thanks again.

    opradiva
  2. by   fiveofpeep
    Quote from opradiva
    What a great mnemonic! I will definitely be using this one. The carpals are hard to remember. I tested on these about two weeks ago, and I have already forgotten which side is which. This will help. I do have one question, though. If speaking of the right hand, is this mnemonic describing the bones in anatomical position, or with a pronated forearm? Also, clockwise, or counter clockwise. I may be thinking too hard about it. I think Im using the same Marieb book as you, so I will look it up too. Thanks again.

    opradiva

    Its in anatomical position in the right hand it starts from left to right then for the distal layer goes around from right to left, so I guess that is counter clockwise. So I guess you can say in anatomical position on either hand it starts medially.

    If you guys need mnemonics for the muscles go to my website at www.geocities.com/maggiofliore. (I dont want to list them all again)

    If you read through my daily comments you will see them for the forearm and thigh.

    They helped me soooooo much.
  3. by   CRIMSON
    Can anyone name the 7 Transmembrane Proteins?

    Any help is appreciated.
  4. by   blueyesue
    Okay, I am going to need some advice.

    We went to the cadaver room last week. There was 3 metal tables in a small room barely big enough to walk around the tables. There were 3 cadavers, and each was covered with a sheet, and a towel was used to cover the face. Let me tell you, the room stunk so bad. The smell grew even stronger when the teacher took the sheet off. She told us that the first cadaver was with them for 10 years. Boy did it look like it. Over the chest cavity was what looked like a piece of dried leather with nipples attached. She pulled it off and exposed what was left of the thoracic viscera. She had one of the students pull open one side so we could see the diaphram etc. She went through the muscles and pulled on the tendons in the leg, making the feet move. When she went to the second cadaver and lifted the sheet and the smell almost knocked me over. She pulled out a black lung from the thoracic cavity, and passed it around. Okay, I couldn't get over the smell and sight, I was beginning to get dizzy, so I left the room. 3 other girls did as well.

    I am getting great grades, and comprehending the information, I just don't know if I will be able to handle the cadavers again. I know that we will have to go back again when we study the organs, and I believe we will have to go back in advanced A&P. I may talk with the teacher and see if there is an alternative to cadaver work. Here's the question: What should I do to overcome the sights and smells?

    Thanks.
  5. by   fiveofpeep
    Hey EJM
    I am sorry about your experience. I, too saw the cadavers for the first time today and it wasnt the best for me either.

    I cant help you with the sights, but my Ma who is a nurse and went through it a few years ago suggested putting vapor rub beneath your nose to get rid of the stench.

    And dont feel bad if you dont like the cadavers, my mom said that nurses dont take care of old embalmed bodies anyways.
  6. by   blueyesue
    Quote from maggiofliore
    Hey EJM
    I am sorry about your experience. I, too saw the cadavers for the first time today and it wasnt the best for me either.

    I cant help you with the sights, but my Ma who is a nurse and went through it a few years ago suggested putting vapor rub beneath your nose to get rid of the stench.

    And dont feel bad if you dont like the cadavers, my mom said that nurses dont take care of old embalmed bodies anyways.
    Thank you for your reply. I was really worried that I failed or let the teacher down. It was really bothering me. If I get enough courage to go back to the cadavers, or I am forced to, I will defientely try the vapor rub. Great idea. Thanks. :icon_hug:
  7. by   pjgarrett1388
    Hey, I was wondering what everybody is covering in their Anatomy class this semster. I'm curious to see if what we cover is similar.

    So far we have covered:
    Test 1:
    Introduction to Anatomy(Body Regions, Anatomy vs. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Levels of Organization), Chemistry, and Cellular Structure

    Test 2:
    Metabolism, DNA Replication, Protein Synthesis, and Tissues.

    Test 3: We are preparing for this test now.
    Integumentary System and Skeletal System

    Test 4:
    Nervous System (Hardest test of the semster )

    Test 5:
    The Senses and Endocrine System
  8. by   blueyesue
    We are following the same structure, only difference is, we just began the nervous system. As for the integumentary system, there will be no lecture, we have to do the chapter on our own and give a report which is due after spring break. Then after spring break we will be dissecting a brain and taking the nervous system test.
    Last edit by blueyesue on Mar 5, '07
  9. by   NurseChapel
    Quote from pjgarrett1388
    Test 1:
    Introduction to Anatomy(Body Regions, Anatomy vs. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Levels of Organization), Chemistry, and Cellular Structure

    Test 2:
    Metabolism, DNA Replication, Protein Synthesis, and Tissues.

    Test 3: We are preparing for this test now.
    Integumentary System and Skeletal System

    Test 4:
    Nervous System (Hardest test of the semster )

    Test 5:
    The Senses and Endocrine System
    This looks about the same as my lecture exam schedule (test two is tomorrow!).
  10. by   pjgarrett1388
    Good Luck on your test! I'm studying for Test 3 now, over spring break.
  11. by   nycstudent
    This is exactly what I am studying!
  12. by   Iwannabeababynurse
    im getting ready to take the lab test over bones. and i was wondering if anyone could give me some good study tips on how to remember all of them and to remember how to spell all of them correctly??
  13. by   insa
    Quote from iwannabeababynurse
    im getting ready to take the lab test over bones. and i was wondering if anyone could give me some good study tips on how to remember all of them and to remember how to spell all of them correctly??
    my class (it's an online class) has been exchanging all kinds of mnemonics on an online message board. i'm finding it's somewhat helpful (e.g., the radius is radial), but for me the best approach continues to be: take a postcard and use it to drill the diagrams in the textbook; then use an online site (usually i just use the web site associated with my textbook) to test myself with labeling exercises.

    hope that helps a little.

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