Category Archives: Mnemonics

Catalase postive organisms mnemonic

Mnemonic for Catalase positive organisms is: SPACE Staphylococci (important not confuse it with streptococci) Pseudomonas aeroginosa Aspergillus fumigatus Candida Enterobacteriaceae (Klebsiella,Serratia) None of the anaerobes are Catalase positive. Some other Catalase positive organisms are: Nisseria (Gonorrhea & Meningitidis) Vibrio Nocardia …

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Nephrotic syndrome clinical features and complications-mnemonic

Nephrotic syndrome is one of the most common conditions which is encountered in the paedicatric age group.Memorizing the clinical features and complications of nephrotic syndrome is essential while appearing for all the MCQ exams.This mnemonic is for memorizing the clinical …

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Criteria for diagnosing SLE-mnemonic

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus(SLE) diagnostic criteria were proposed by American College of Rheumatology(ACR). SLICC group revised the criteria in 2012, according to themĀ a patient is classified as having SLE if the patient has biopsy-proven lupus nephritis with ANA or anti-dsDNA antibodies …

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Causes of renal papillary necrosis mnemonic

What is renal papillary necrosis? It is a type of coagulative necrosis, which affects the renal medullary pyramids and papillae. Conditions causing renal papillary necrosis can be remembered by this simple mnemonic. Mnemonic for Renal papillary Necrosis POSTCARDS Pyelonephritis Obstruction …

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Urease positive organisms-Mnemonic

What is urease test? Some organisms, especially bacteria produce an exoenzyme called urease. Urease test is the test which is used to identify these organisms in broth culture.Another method is by using Rapid Urease test, which helps in documenting H.Pylori …

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Features of Carpal bones and their centres of ossification.

The name and sequence of carpal bones can be memorized using a simple mnemonic. Mnemonic: Please Take Little Susy To The Coffee House Pisiform Triqueteral Lunate Scaphoid Trapezium Trapezoid Capitate Hamate While counting start from pisiform which is the Medial …

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Mnemonic for 12 cranial nerves and their types.

We know that there are 12 pairs of cranial nerves which originate from the brain and brainstem. Remembering the names of these cranial nerves is easily mastered but it is difficult to remember their type ie whether they are Sensory …

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