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Bone Marrow


:arrow: Anaerobic bacteria..........ABC......Actinomyces, Bacteriodes, Clostridium

:arrow: Aerobic bacteria........Nagging Pest Must Breathe........Nocardia, Pseudomonas, Mycobacteria tuberculosis, Bacillus anthracis

:arrow: Obligated intracellullar bacteria.......Really Cold, so stay inside.......Rickettsia, Chylamydia

:arrow: Naked DNA viruses........PAP..........Papovavirus, Adenovirus, Parvovirus

:arrow: Naked RNA viruses........CPR...............Calicivirus, Picornavirus, Reovirus


friend came up with this

"Valley girls like cocc(k)"

Coccidiodes immitis mainly found in the valley (souther cal, new mexico, etc).


This is a pneumonic, example:
Anything else?

**Some Killers Have Pretty Nice Capsules, . {Encapsulated}
Strep Pneumo


1 x 8 and 2 x 4
MHC classI is associated with CD8 T cell
MHC classII is associated with CD4 T cell

1 x 4 and 2 x 2
Type1 IDDM is hypersensitivity type4
Type2 NIDDM is hypersensity type2 (noncytotoxic)

This might not be a mnemonic for mjl1717.
(BTW, it's not pneumonic, mjl1717.)
But works for me. It might benefit someone. Lemme post.

"mjl1717" wrote:
This is a pneumonic, example:
Anything else?

**Some Killers Have Pretty Nice Capsules, . {Encapsulated}
Strep Pneumo


What Antigen-Presenting Cells ( Present to T-Cell Receptors)???

Tell Mom, Dad Loves Butter

So now you can remember...

T-cells <:behave:> Macrophages, Dendritic Cells, Langerhan Cells, B-cells


not quite a mnemonic but take a look

il3 is for myeloid stimulation ( see 3 as sideways m)

il7 is for Lymphoid stimulation ( see 7 as upside L)


thanks totilo


good vision tolito.!


Toxins that increase cAMP:
M=E.coli labile toxin


rule of 4s

type 2 DM is type 2 hypersensitivity reaction (2x2=4)
type 1 DM is type 4 hypersensitivity reaction. (1x4=4)


for type III hypersensitivity: {Soluble immune complexes]


pStreptococcal glomerulonephritis, SLE, Serum sickness, Scleroderma, Systemic Sclerosis..

Rhematoid arthritis, Arthus rxn


Neonatal meningitidis.


E : E. Coli
L : Listeria


kuchuloo wrote:
GBS= Group B Strep = Strep. agalactiae


This might work for some one who is using First Aid and wants to memorize all the exotoxins listed on pg 132. Here it goes...Have you ever heard that if someone gets bit by a cobra you should suck the venom out? Did you know one of the effects of being bit by a cobra is blindness(actually true)?

"Some Say Cobra Venom Entering the Buttocks Could Cause Complete Blindness So Suck!"

S. aureus, S pyogenes, Corneybacterium diptheria, Vibrio cholera, E. coli, Bordetella pertussis, C. perfringens, C. tetani, C. botulinum, B. anthracis, Shigella, S. pyogenes.

NOTE:They are organized by category as well:

S. aureus and S.pyogenes -----Superantigens

Corneybacterium diptheria, Vibrio Cholera, E. coli, B. pertusis----ADP ribosylation/A-B toxin

C.perfringens, C. tetani, C. botulinum, B.antrhacis, Shigella, S. pyogenes----other toxins


BTW, I got a bunch of mneumonics like this for First Aid so keep on posting and I will keep posting


Group B strep


+RNA Viruses: Can Pico Fly To Conneticut Right now?

Calicivirus, Picornavirus, Flavivirus, Togavirus, Coronavirus, Retrovirus...

-RNA Viruses: Bunya Arenas Plays For Orlando Raptors and Detroit

Bunyavirus, Arenavirus, Paramixovirus, Filovirus, Orthomixovirus, Rhabdovirus, Deltavirus....

Hope to be useful for you guys....


here is something for chemoattractants.

phagocytic cells are in blood vessels which is like street of city. now they want to go in tissues which is like forest and it is dark. so somebody suggested phagocytic cells if u want to go

Before(B4) u need to See five (C5a) clearly In Light(IL8)

so it is B4, C5a, IL8

Edited by drhouse on Jul 28, 2007 - 5:44 PM

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