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mnemonics for pharmacology

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Has 7 years experience.

I am reading a mnemonics book for NP pharm

and encountered nonselective beta-blockers, it says this:

Tim Pinches His Nasal Problem

Timolol Pindolol Hismolol Naldolol Propranolol

I can't find Hismolol throughout Google expect the results is from this kind of books. What is that? or what was it trying to say? a typo? I found several typo already, only less than 20 pages in. Gosh.

FullGlass, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care. Has 3 years experience.

There are many, many books on mnemonics. There are also a lot of free ones on the internet. Check the student doctor forums, too.

I suggest you also try making up your own - this can be even more effective. It appears you are Chinese, and if Chinese is your native language, you can even use Chinese sounds to make up your own mnemonics.

Mae_W, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

20 hours ago, FullGlass said:

There are many, many books on mnemonics. There are also a lot of free ones on the internet. Check the student doctor forums, too.

I suggest you also try making up your own - this can be even more effective. It appears you are Chinese, and if Chinese is your native language, you can even use Chinese sounds to make up your own mnemonics.

it is not about mnemonics here though. I am confused with "Hismolol", it seems like it is a beta-blocker, but I could not find this medication online at all.

FullGlass, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care. Has 3 years experience.

2 hours ago, Mae_W said:

it is not about mnemonics here though. I am confused with "Hismolol", it seems like it is a beta-blocker, but I could not find this medication online at all.

Then disregard it! I've never heard of that med either. You know what material you are responsible for learning. Just because someone threw up a mnemonic doesn't mean everything in it is right.