Funny/ Useful Memory Tips for Human Anatomy

  1. Hey Everyone!
    Thought I'd create a thread on useful tricks to remember difficult aspects of human anatomy. What worked for you??
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  3. by   havehope
    I'm glad you created this thread, I'm interested to see what others say. The only thing I find useful is flashcards and the anatomy coloring book.
  4. by   runsalot
    Here's one for blood flow thru the heart. Most of this website is more nursing then a&p. But you could find some stuff one the main page.
  5. by   satherp5
    Are you talking mnemonics? I remember a couple from anatomy. First off, I just want to say that I read a book on memory tricks and it said that the more vulgar, the easier it will be to remember. I apologize in advance if these offend anyone.

    5 layers if epidermis (BSGLC) = B*tchse Suck Great Long C*ck.

    12 cranial nerves (OOOTTAFVGVAH) = Only Ordinary Oral Tongue To A*s Feels Very Good Very Anal*y Hot
  6. by   RunnerRN2015
    Mine for the cranial nerves is: Oh Oh Oh To Take A Family Vacation Go Vegas After Hours. There are TONS of dirty ones! LOL

    Cell phases: I Passed My Anatomy Test (interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telephase)

    Never Let Monkeys Eat Bananas: ranks # of WBC from high to low: Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monoctyes, Eosinophils, Basophils
  7. by   zoe92
    This is awesome! I will contribute some of mine when I get home... I saved all my a & p 1 work in a binder for nursing school, including all my weird tricks.
  8. by   mjo07
    Quote from zoe92
    This is awesome! I will contribute some of mine when I get home... I saved all my a & p 1 work in a binder for nursing school, including all my weird tricks.
    This is a great idea! I'm going to start doing this
  9. by   Bach4231
    Awesome! There are a ton of good dirty ones, whatever works! Mnemonics are great, I personally am very lofty minded (for lack of a better work) and enjoy making stories for areas or markings. My most recent one is for the lacerum foramen lateral to the spinosum, ovale and rotundum foramina. I imagine a runner who laces break during a race and sees an old drinking buddy along side the course. The runner yells for help to the man holding a bottle of rum. The inebriated man points and questions you want some rum? So the runner is yelling out laces and the man is questioning rum? I know it's super long but I laugh thinking about it.
  10. by   phoenixnim
    Mnemonics are awesome! I just got done reading a book about a midwife's memoirs and she has a whole chapter about mnemonics they would come up with during nursing school.

    I was studying note cards out at the club with my friends last weekend, and interestingly enough, the cards associated with drunk crazy stories have stuck the most. lol
  11. by   DawnJ
    There are a couple silly videos for learning the parts of the brain. The silliness helps me to remember and when I share them with my fellow students they think it is a great way to remember too

    Memorize the Parts of the Brain - part 1 - YouTube
    Last edit by DawnJ on Feb 22, '13 : Reason: grammar
  12. by   zeno33
    I know this one everyone knows:

    For the carpals.

    Some Lovers Try Position That They Can't Handle

    (Scaphoid Lunate Trquentrum Pisiform Trapezoid Tripisium Camate Hamate)
  13. by   Kendel.G
    Here are some that I used (that I can remember off the top of my head) for the Axial Skeleton (Note: some of them are kinda dirty, but they helped me remember and maybe they'll make you chuckle too)

    Foramen Magnum (think magnum condoms...its that shape too!)
    Anus (Line from 21 Jump Street, "I'm gonna finger pop your anus")
    Kyphosis (If you dropped your keys you have to lean down to pick you have to pick them up-spinal curvatures)
    Coccyx (Down there by your cock-if you have one ;-)
  14. by   Best_Name_Ever
    Remembering lordosis vs kyphosis.
    Me and my lab partner came up with,
    "Oh lord, look at that booty."
    For lordosis the inward curvature of lumbar vertebrae makes it kind of look like a person's rear end is sticking out in a way....idk haha it works.