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It’s Mnemonic Monday! Mast Cell Degranulators
mast cell degranulators
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember mast cell degranulators (patients should avoid these triggers in mastocytosis and urticaria pigmentosa) with the following mnemonic: SPICES NO VICEs SP- Substance P, polyxin I- IgE (dimerized) C- C5a E- E for Epsilon (E),  anti-FcεRI antibody S- Stem cell factor (Kit ligand) N- NSAIDS O- Opiates V- Vancomycin I- remi …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Hair Follicle Layers
hair follicle layers
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the layers of the hair follicle from inner to outer -Medulla, Cortex, Cuticle, Huxley/Henly, Outer Root Sheath, and Glassy/Vitreous membrane with the following mnemonic: My Cortex Cuts Huxley the Hen’s Outer Hair with Glass M- Medulla Cortex- Cortex Cut(s)- Cuticle Huxley- Huxley’s layer Hen- Henley’s layer Outer- Outer …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Hyperlipoproteinemia
Hyperlipoproteinemia
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember findings/mutations associated with Familial LPL deficiency (type I hyperlipoproteinemia) with the following mnemonic: AudRey got lipo for her 1st Cat because he had low self-esteem from being blind and having no abs. Au(d)Re(y)- Autosomal recessive (got) Lipo- Lipoprotein lipase deficiency (for her) C(at)- Apolipoprotein C-II ( …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Sesquiterpene Lactones
Sesquiterpene Lactones
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember plants producing the allergen sesquiterpene lactone with the following mnemonic: SAD CHrissy FARtS Dandelions and Marigolds S- Sesquiterpene lactones A- Asteraceae D- Daisy Ch- Chrysanthemum, Chamomile F- Feverfew A- Artichoke R- Ragweed (t) S- Sunflower Dandelions and Marigolds Remember that this allergen cross-reacts wit …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Trichorrhexis Nodosa
Trichorrhexis Nodosa
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember conditions associated with trichorrhexis nodosa with the following mnemonic: TNN-MATCH TN-Trichorrhexis nodosa N-Netherton M-Menkey’s kinky hair A-Arginosuccinic aciduria T-Trichothiodystrophy C-Citrullinemia H-Hair Click HERE to download or print your mnemonic card. Study More! Need a refresher on hair shaft abnormali …