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Useful terms to help remember lists, groups, etc relating to Human Anatomy


This acronym lists the seven FUNCTIONS of epithelium


This acronym lists the six general CHARACTERISTICS of epithelium


This mnemonic is made with the first letter of all eleven ORGAN SYSTEMS.

Protection, Absorption, Secretion, Sensation, Ion Transport, Fluid Filtration, Slippery Surface

PASSIFS (Epithelium Functions)

Specialized Contacts, Cellularity, Regeneration, Avascular but innervated, Polarity, Support by Connective Tissue

SCRAPS (Characteristics of Epithelium)

Lymphatic, Endocrine, Nervous, Skeletal, Reproductive, Integumentary, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Urinary, Digestive

LENS RIM CRUD (Organ Systems of the Body)


This acronym lists the seven FUNCTIONS of connective tissue

Motion, Attachment, Defense, Protection, Energy Storage, Support, Transport

MAD PEST (Connective Tissue Functions)

Proper Dense Irregular Regular Elastic Loose Areolar Adipose Reticular Support Cartilage Hyaline Elastic Fibrocartilage Bone Fluid Lymph Blood

PDIRE LAAR SCHEFB FluB (List of Connective Tissues)


Acronym for all connective tissue types

Come, Let's Get Sun Burned

Acronym for the layers of the epidermis (thick skin, superficial to deep)

Corneum, Lucidum, Granulosum, Spinosum, Basale

Come, Let's Get Sun Burned (Thick Skin, superficial to deep)

Some Men Prefer Mini Skirts, But Can't Find Enough Skin

Acronym for the functions of bone

Support, Movement, Protection, Mineral Storage, Blood Cell Formation, Energy Storage

Some Men Prefer Mini Skirts, But Can't Find Enough Skin (Functions of Bones)

Vomer, Auditory Ossicles, Inferior Nasal Concha, Nasal, Mandible, Maxillae, Palantine, Lacrimal, Zygomatic

VAIN MM PLZ (Facial Bones)


Acronym for the facial bones

Parietal, Ethmoid, Sphenoid, Temporal, Occipital, Frontal

PEST OF (Cranial Bones)


Acronym for the cranial bones

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