Anatomy Mnemonics

By | May 20, 2012


List of Three’s in Anatomy

You have I nose. You have II eyes. (I – Olfactory; II — Optic)


Standing Room Only -Exit of branches of trigeminal nerve from the skull S

V1 -Superior orbital fissure, V2 -foramen Rotundum, V3 -foramen Ovale


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,


22 Muscle of mastication- Lateral Lowers- lateral pterygoid is the one that opens the jaw
4 Muscles of Mastication MTPP( which could be read as “Empty Peepee”) -masseter, temporal, lateral and medial pterygoids —

Arteries as they come off the external carotid:

Superior thyroid, Ascending pharyngeal, Lingual, Facial, Occipital, Post Auricular, Superficial temporal, Maxillary

Some Anatomists Like Fucking, Others Prefer S & M

Some Angry Lady Figured out PMS


Innervation of Extraocularmotor Muscles: LR6 SO4 3
LR6–Lateral rectus–> VI abductens

SO4–Superior Oblique–> IV Trochlear

3–The remaining 4 eyeball movers = III Oculomotor


ABC’S of the aortic arch!

Aortic arch gives off the Bracheiocephalic trunk,

tthe left Common Carotid, and the left

Subclavian artery

BRACHIAL PLEXUS: Roots, Trunks, Divisions, Cords, Branches

Robert Taylor Drinks Cold Beer.



cc345 keeps the phrenic alive (innervation of phrenic nerve) c345 keep the diaphragm alive (innervation of diaphragm)

c5-6-7 raise your arms to heaven (nerve roots of long thoracic nerve innervate serratus anterior)

Cranial Bones
Annoying, aren’t they?
The cranial bones are the PEST OF 6…

Parietal, Ethmoid, Sphenoid, Temporal, Occipital, Frontal- 6 ? (6-the number of bones!)
( another one) Old People From Texas Eat>

LOCATION OF THORACIC DUCT: The duck is between two gooses (duck = thoracic duct) 2 gooses = azyGOUS and esophaGOUS


CCartilages of the Larynx – There are 4 cartilages in the larynx whose initial letters are TEAC (also the brandname of a home stereo).
Thyroid, Epiglottis, Arytenoid, Cricoid




Parasympathetic puts it up; sympathetic spurts it out

Point , Shoot, Score! (erection, emmision ,ejaculation) Parasympathetic, Sympathetic , Somatomotor

“S2, 3, 4 keep the penis off the floor” Innervation of the penis by branches of the pudental nerve, derived from spinal cord levels S2-4

Structures perforating the esophagus

&”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)

FFemoral Sheath (lateral to medial) order of things in thigh -NAVEL

Nerve, Artery, Vein, Empty, Space, Lymphatics


Radial n. innervates the BEST!!!!


Course of Ureters

Water runs under the bridge (uterine a. and ductus deferens)


Carotid Sheath– VAN

Internal Jugular Vein

Common carotid Artery

Vagus Nerve


C3 is a high turtleneck shirt

T4 is at the nipple

L1 is at the inguinal ligament (or L1 is IL -Inguinal ligament)

Randy Travis Drinks Cold Beer–Brachial plexus

Robert Taylor Drinks Cold Beer

Roots, Trunks, Divisions, Cords, Branches


BBones of the wrist -Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Trapezium,
Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate

1. Slowly Lower Tilly’s Pants To The Curly Hairs

2. Swifty Lower Tilly’s Pants to try coitus here. (the risque version)

3.Scared Lovers Try Positions That They Can’t Handle. (Classic version)br>

PPelvic Diaphragm

PICOLO(A) -Posterior to anterior



Levator Ani

PPelvic Splanchic-Parasympathetic

Sacral Splanchic-Sympathetic


Armies travel over bridges, the Navy travels under.

(Bridge is the ligament…reference to suprascapular artery and nerve.)

PPad, dab. Dorsal ABduct…Palmar ADduct…interosseous muscles of hand/foot.


Layers of the epidermis-Germinativum or Basale, Spinosum, Granulosum, Lucidum, Corneum

Grandpa Shagging Grandma’s Love>

Limbic System- the 5 F’s- Feeding, Fighting, Feeling, Flight and Fucking


TThe 5 sphincters found in the Alimentary Canal are APE OIL:
Anal, Pyloric, Lower Esophogeal, Oddi, and Ileocecum.

Sally Thompson Loves Sex And Pot pie. The branches of the Axillary Artery are: Superior Thoracic, Thoracoacromial, Lateral Thoracic, Subscapular, Anterior Circumflex Humeral, Posterior Circumflex Humeral, and Profunda Brachii.


TIRE- four abdominal muscles — transversus, internal oblique, rectus abdominus, and external oblique


GFR -Layers of the adrenal:– Glomerular, Fascicular, Reticular

Biochemistry Mnemonics