Friday, March 09, 2007

...fertile virgin?

Mnemonic - a memory aid. "One common mnemonic for remembering lists consists of an easily remembered word, phrase, or rhyme whose first letters are associated with the list items."

While taking a class which requires lots of memorization... one might make up poems or such to remember a list of things. We had several mnemonics to remember lists in our Anatomy and Physiology class.

One mnemonic was:
"Oh, oh, oh... to touch a fertile virgin; gives virgin some happiness"
for the 12 Cranial Nerves:
I - Olfactory (Sensory)
II- Optic (Sensory)
III - Oculomotor (Motor)
IV- Trochlear (Motor)
V - Trigeminal (both)
VI - Abducens (Motor)
VII - Facial (both)
VIII - Vestibulocochlear(Sensory)
IX - Glossopharyngeal (both)
X - Vagus (both)
XI - Spinal Accessory (Motor)
XII - Hypoglossal (Motor)
The mnemonic for their functions was:
"Some say marry money but my brother says big boobs matter more"

We're learning some Eastern Philosophy now and I'm trying to come up with a mnemonic for the 12 main Meridians (acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu, etc).
The Main Meridians are:
1) Lung 2) Lg. Intestine 3) Stomach 4) Spleen 5) Heart 6) Sm. Intestine 7) Bladder 8) Kidney 9) Pericardium 10) Triple Heater 11) Gall bladder 12) Liver
My mnemonic so far is:
"Luke likes stopping speeders. He silently blames kids, people traversing garish lives. "

This used the first two letters of each word. Can you come up with another one for me??
The more risque the better. I'll bet Ct4s can come up with a great one!!

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