Below are some old Anatomy Mnemonics someone once gave me that I found in my hard drive. Hopefully they’ll come in handy for someone else.
BONES 6 cranial bones Old People From Texas Eat Spiders. Parietal, Ethmoid, Sphenoid, Temporal, Occipital, Frontal.
Leg Bones TIBia is the Thick Inner Bone, and Fibula is Finer, Fluted, and Lateral.
8 facial bones Common Love gone Zip?(Abbr. CMMNLVZP) conchae, mandible, maxilla, nasal, lacrimal, vomer, zygomaticus, palatine.
*Applying the first-3-letters rule to the facial bones, I came up with Con Man Max and Pal
Bones of the Wrist Some Lovers Try Positions That They Cannot Handle Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate
Never Lower Tillie’s Pants, Mama Might Come Home. navicular, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, greater and lesser multangular, capitate, and hamate.
*To remember that the carpals are bones of the wrist and not the foot, Lunate, Triquetrum, remember that CARPenters use their hands.
7 types of bone fractures C3-PO Breaks his Bones
Greenstick, Open, Complete, Closed, Comminuted, Partial, and Others.
MUSCLES Muscles in gluteal region: from top to bottom: P-GO-GO-Q Piriformis Gemellus superior Obturator internus Gemellus inferior Obturator externus Quadratus femoris
Muscles whose tendons attach at the pes anserinus (medial tibia): SGT (“Sargent”) Sartorius Gracilis
Four abdominal muscles – TIRE: (deepest to most superficial) Transversus abdominis, Internal abdominal oblique, Rectus abdominis, and External abdominal oblique
Functions of the Interossei muscles PAD – Palmar ADduct DAB – Dorsal ABduct
Attachments of Pectoralis Major, Teres Major and Latissimus Dorsi A lady between two majors. Pectoralis major attaches to lateral lip of bicipital groove. Teres major attaches to medial lip of bicipital groove. Latissimus dorsi attaches to the floor of bicipital groove. The “lati” is between two “majors.“ A lady between two majors.
Four muscles which control the mandible masseter, temporal, lateral and medial pterygoids form the letters MTPP, which could be read as "Empty Peepee” which could be construed as a command (or wish) to empty one’s peepee via…oh we’d better not say it.
Four abdominal muscles
Spare TIRE transversus, internal oblique, rectus, and external oblique
On the floor of the mouth are two muscles Doctor on the Floor? mylohyoid and digastric – MD.
Muscles which regulate breathing You Will DIE! If you don’t have'em Diaphragm, Inner costal, and External costal
The SITS muscles make up the rotator cuff: Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Teres Minor Subscapularis
NERVES Radial n. innervates the BEST!!!! Brachioradialis Extensors Supinator Triceps
Hand muscles innervated by the Median nerve LOAF Lumbricals 1 + 2 Opponens pollicis Abductor pollicis brevis Flexor pollicis brevis
Innervation of phrenic nerve c345 keeps the phrenic alive c345 keep the diaphragm alive
Innervation of the penis: Parasympathetic puts it up; sympathetic spurts it out Point , Shoot, Score! (erection, emmision ,ejaculation) Parasympathetic, Sympathetic ,Somatomotor
Innervation of the penis by branches of the pudental nerve "S2, 3, 4 keep the penis off the floor”, derived from spinal cord levels S2-4
Long thoracic nerve innervates serratus anterior c5-6-7 raise your arms to heaven
Lateral and Medial Pectoral Nerve Lateral is less, medial is more. Lateral pectoral nerves goes through pectoralis major while medial pn goes though both pectoral major and minor.
12 Facial Nerves "At the OIL FACTORY, the OPTICIAN looked for the OCCUPANT of the TRUCK. He was searching because 3 GEMS had been ABDUCTED by a man who was hiding his FACE and EARS. A GLOSSY PHOTOGRAPH has been taken of him, but it was too VAGUE to use. He appeared to be SPINELESS and HYPOCRITICAL.“ In order, the oil factory is the olfactory nerve; the optician is the optical nerve; the occupant is the occulomotor nerve; the truck represents the trochlear nerve; the 3 gems are the trigeminal nerve; abducted is really the abducens; face is facial; ears really means auditory; glossy photograph is glosso-pharyngeal; spineless relates to the spinal accessory nerve; and hypocritical is the hypoglossal nerve.
Wrist Nerves and Prohibition RUM, for radial, ulnar, and medial symptoms of nerve troubles are wrist drop, claw hand, and tunnel syndrome … represented by the letters WCT (Women’s Christian Temperance Union).
Cranial Nerves I-Optic II-Olfactory III-Oculomotor IV-Trochlear V-Trigeminal, VI-Abducens VII-Facial VIII-Acoustic (Vestibulocochlear), IX-Glossophrayngeal, X-Vagus, XI-Spinal Accessory, XII-Hypoglossal On Old Olympus Towering Tops, A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops
Branches of the Facial Nerve (CN VII): To Zanzibar by Motor Car Ten Zebras Bought My Car Temporal, Zygomatic, Buccal, Masseteric,Cervical
Brachial Plexus: Roots, Trunks, Divisions, Cords, Branches Robert Taylor Drinks Cold Beer. (or Richard Tucker Drinks Cheap Beer :-) )
Innervation of Extraocularmotor Muscles: LR6 SO4 Others 3 LR6–Lateral rectus - VI abductens SO4–Superior Oblique - IV Trochlear Others 3–The remaining 4 eyeball movers = III Oculomotor
For the order of nerves that pass through the superior orbital fissure: "Lazy French Tarts Lie Naked in Anticipation.” (Lacrimal, Frontal, Trochlear, Lateral, Nosociliary, Internal, Abducens)
9 branches of the abdominal portion of the aorta "Celia Smith’s Supra Rams Green Impala Past Stop Light" Celiac, Supra mesenteric, Supra-renal, Renal, Gonadal, Inferior mesenteric, Phrenic, Sacral, and Lumbar.
Structures passing posterior to the medial malleolus of the foot: Tom, Dick, And Harry Tibialis posterior tendon, flexor Digitorum longus tendon, post. tibial Artery and tibial nerve, and flexor Hallucis longus tendon. (i.e. Tibialis, Digitorum, Artery & nerve, and Hallucis)
Carotid Sheath– VAN Internal Jugular Vein Common carotid Artery Vagus Nerve
Arteries as they come off the external carotid: Superior thyroid, Ascending pharyngeal, Lingual, Facial, Occipital, Post Auricular, Superficial temporal, Maxillary Some Angry Lady Figured out PMS
ABC’S of the aortic arch! Aortic arch gives off the Brachiocephalic trunk, the left Common Carotid, and Left Subclavian artery
Branches of the aorta artery in the lower torso Transsexuals Remember the Aorta "Come on In Ex-Female, Pop And Prance Past Doors and Planters". Common iliac, Internal iliac, External iliac, Femoral, Popliteal, Anterior tibia, Posterior tibia, Peroneal, Dorsalis, medial and lateral Plantars.
Branches of the axillary artery Sally Thompson Loves Sex And Pot pie Superior Thoracic, Thoracoacromial, Lateral thoracic, Subscapular, Anterior circumflex humeral, Posterior circumflex humeral, and Profunda brachii.
Arteries off the External Carotid They are buried in the phrase Some Loser F*cked My Sister Superior Thyroid, Lingual, Facial, Maxillary, Superficial Temporal
Vessels joining the inferior vena cava "He Commonly Lumbers in the Viet Cong ReGion". A Vietnamese Lumberjack’s Heart: Hepatic, Common iliac, Lumbar, Vena Cava, Renals, Gonadals.
Stroke versus Aneurysm STRoke is caused by arterial reSTRiction, and aneurysm is AN Erupting artery.
MISCELLANEOUS checklist of factors causing back troubles Dr. O. VESALIUS O - Osteomyelitis V - Vertebral fracture E - Extraspinal tumour S - Spondylolisthesis A - Ankylosing spondylitis L - Lumbar disk disease I - Intraspinal tumour U - Unhappiness S - Stress
Cranial sutures cranial sutures have CLASS! Coronal, Lambdoid, Squamous, Sagittal.
five visceral sensors Low TEMPeratures have BARe-CHEsted cOSMO-girls kNOCking.
temperature, barometric, chemical, osmotic, nociceptors
Femoral Sheath (lateral to medial) order of things in thigh NAVEL Femoral Nerve, Femoral Artery, Femoral Vein, Empty Space, Lymphatics (or Lacunar Ligament)
Pelvic Diaphragm – PICOLO(A) -Posterior to anterior PIriformis COccygeus Levator Ani
Location of Thoracic duct: The duck is between two gooses (duck = thoracic duct) 2 gooses = azyGOUS and esophaGOUS
Structures perforating the diaphragm “At T8 you see, perforates the IVC” (inferior Vena Cava) the “EsoVagus” pierce T10 (esophagus, vagus nerve) T12 - red, white and blue (aorta,thoracic duct,azygous vein)
Course of Ureters Water runs under the bridge (uterine a. and ductus deferens)