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BIOCHEMISTRY
WINNING ENTRY AUG 2015
Jeoffrey Jay Valentin, MD
San Beda College
Hopkins
Electron transport chain enzymes
I Need 2 Study 3 Units 4 College
I --> NADPH dehydrogenase
2 --> Succinate dehydrogenase
3 --> Ubiquinol ferricytochrome oxidoreductase
4 --> Cytochrome oxidase
BERNADETTE CID:

Abdelnasief Juhan, MD
Ateneo de Zamboanga
Harvard
Anatomy
This is commonly used mnemonic for Vit K dependent
clotting factors.. 1972 or Factors 9, 10, 7, 2
(Sa tingin ko po wala pa gumamit nito)
My Mnemonic
1975 or cranial nerves both Sensory and
Motor
CN IX, X, VII, and V
1973 or cranial nerves with parasympathetic
components
CN IX, X, VII, and III

AUGUST 2014 Winning Entries (TIED)


DETTE CARAMAT:
Say you win those two tickets at the Heat, Shangri-la
and you bring bogart to teach her the PHARYNGEAL
ARCHES as she eats in front of the chef.
The steps:
1. You chew
2. You smile
3. You swallow
4. You say "it's yummy!"

BERNADETTE CID:

JOSEPH DOMINGO:

MARGARITA DE RIVERA:

DiGeorge Syndrome
Tirso Cruz Di 3rd
T-Cell Deficiency
Calcium Deficiency
DiGeorge syndrome
defect in 3rd and 4th brachial pouches

Are U Game for protein synthesis? (AUG as Start


codon)

MICAH CABATU
DAVAO MED SCHOOL
OXFORD SEPT 2016
Natural product anticancer drugs
1. eTWOposide (etoposide) (inhibits topoisomerase II)

TESSA ALCANTARA:
Girls payabangan about their boyfriends..."DUDE! 10
inches?!!!"
D uodenum 10in (25cm)
U reter 10in (25cm)
D escending colon 10in (25cm)
E sophagus 10in (25cm)

2. topoteONE (topotecan) (inhibits topoisomerase I)


FATIMA ZARAH UMPA
SEPT 2016

ANATOMY
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MICROBIOLOGY
TOM LEO TOLOSA
WVSU
OXFORD SEPT 2016
Suspected Leptospirosis must have at least 2 of the
following:
My Hot Chilli Con Carne And Orange Juice
Myalgia, Headache, Chills, Conjunctival suffusion, Calf
tenderness, Abdominal pain, Oliguria, Jaundice

PHYSIOLOGY
Jan Eric Rivera, MD
La Salle
Harvard
Mnemonics on Immunoglobulins
(Lifted from Pediatrics Handout page 97)
1. IgM (Malaki at Maaga)
LARGEST; EARLIEST Ab in response to an Ag
2. IgG (Grabe sa dami at Gusto sa Placenta)
MOST ABUNDANT; only Ig that CAN traverse
placental barrier

CONRAD EARL CABAHUG


DAVAO MED SCHOOL
OXFORD SEPT 2016
Genu valGUM
Gum = sticky, knees will stick together knock knees
Genu vaRUM
RUM (RHUM) pag naka inom, knees will spread
NIKKO ROSE CHICO
FEU
HOPKINS SEPT 2016
Muscles of Facial expressions:
Zygomaticus = smiling
Risorius = grinning
Buccinator = Sucking/blowing
Mentalis = Chin muscle
Orbicularis oris = kissing

3. IgA (LAway, GAtas, Ayaw ng complement at


Ayaw sa Placenta)
Found in body secretions, Does NOT fix complement or
CANNOT cross the placenta
4. IgD (Differentiation of B-cells)
5. IgE (AllergEE)
Role in allergic reaction

Ramar John Banggayan, MD


Cagayan State Univ
Cambridge
"SMILEgomaticus"
"GRINsorius"
"SUCKinator"
"CHINtalis"
"Orbiculari oKISS

SHERWIN SY
UST
ESSENTIALS PLUS SEPT 2016
RHYMING POEM FOR THE BROADMAAN'S
CLASSIFICATION:
MOTOR area is B.A. FOUR, (motor area B.A. 4)
ONE, TWO, THREE is SENSORY, (somesthetic area BA
312)

IgM vs. IgG


Yung PAST Boyfriend mo, Gago= IgG= PAST infection
Yung PRESENT Boyfriend mo, Mahal mo= PRESENT
infection

AUGUST 2013 Winning Entry:


Kyna Fortune Natinga
Cebu Institute of Medicine
Hopkins
Oxygen Dissociation Curve: CABET "kabit" do the
RIGHT thing. Let Go.
Shift to the RIGHT(let go of oxygen):
C: CO2
A: acidosis
B: BPG
E: exercise
T: temperature

SEVENTEEN will be SEEN, (visual cortex BA 17)


I HEAR you, FORTY-TWO (auditory complex BA 41,42)

BERNADETTE CID:

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WVSU
CAMBRIDGE SEPT 2016
Renal Clearance
PAHK! CIUNGA
[Pak! Shunga]
PAH> K+> Creatinine> inulin > urea> Na+ > glucose,
amino acid

PRECIOUS NARIMAE TULAWIE


ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA
CAMBRIDGE SEPT 2016
SHAYNE FAJUTAGANA:
Reward vs Punishment centers
Reward = you give a MEDAL (MEDiAL forebrain
bundle)
Punishment = think of Christian GREY, a sadist
(Central GREY area near aqueduct of Sylvius)

LISA EVANGELISTA:
Physio:
"Ghrrrr! Im so hungry!"
(Ghrelin: hunger hormone- acts on the arcuate nucleus
of the hypothalamus)
"We're ThIN because of leptin!"
(Leptin: satiety hormone -acts on the same arcuate
nucleus of the hypothalamus where ghrelin acts.
Secreted by adipose cells)

CATHERINE CO
SAN BEDA
HOPKINS SEPT 2016
Physio
Respi
BOYLE's Law:
BOYLume/Pressure - an increase in lung volume, there
is a decrease in pressure

Ach - triggers sleep

Achleep (asleep) na kaya nagdREM (nagdream)


na after 90 mins

WINNING ENTRY SEPT 2016


ERNESTINE FAYE TAN
UST
HOPKINS SEPT 2016
How to memorize muscarinic receptors and their
locations (M1, M2, M3)
Parang pagmamahal lang yan.
Remember M= Mahal
Ano ba ang dapat sundin pag nagmamahal?
1st- you listen to your brain (M1=CNS) (touch your
head)
2nd- you listen to your heart (M2= heart) (touch your
heart)
And
3rd- you listen to your "other organs" (M3) (touch your
"other organs")

Dalton's Law - 'Dalton's DOUBLE mix!' - Mixed gases

LEGAL MED

Henry's law - Henry's HALO-HALO of gases! (Haluin ng


mabuti ng madissolve) - on dissolved gases
Fick's law - D' Fick's Law - diFFusion of gases
Poiseuille's law - read as 'PISwillis' that sounds like
PISton - for airway resistance

RACHELLE DIANNE MARAVILLA


LA SALLE
CORNELL SEPT 2016
On Nerve Fibers (Physio):
*Type A - all start with A
-Anlaki (largest)
-Ambilis (fastest nerve conduction, fast pain)
-Accurate
-Abundant sa myelin (myelinated)
*Type C - all start with C
-Cutest (smallest)
-Culelat (slowest nerve conduction, slow pain)
-Culang sa myelin (non-myelinated)

MA. NERISSA LANGURAYAN

PATHOLOGY
Edgardo Augusto Cruz, MD
San Beda College
Hopkins
Schiller duval bodies (yes sir!)
think of sundalo- yung schiller duval cells parang
pangalan ng sundalo, ang mga sundalo kumakain ng
itlog (YOLK sac tumor) at ang mataas sa yolk sac ay
AFP!

Blas Bandian, MD
Silliman University
Oxford
KAWASAKI, you're so HOT! kaya CRASH kita.
Fever > 5 days
+
Conjunctivitis
Rash
Adenopathy

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Strawberry tongue
Hand and foot changes

1. Fiery eyes (bilateral conjunctivitis)


2. Fruity tongue (strawberry tongue)
3. Fat lymph node (unilateral lymphadenopathy)

MARGARITA DE RIVERA:
Arsinangag: Acute arsenic poisoning manifests as
GARLIC odor breath and RICE water stools

4. Feet and hands edema


5. F(p)olymorphous exanthem esp groin area

PHARMACOLOGY
SHERYL DECLARO
LA SALLE
HOPKINS SEPT 2016

VON JERICK TENORIO


SILLIMAN UNIV
OXFORD SEPT 2016

X-LINKED RECESSIVE DISEASES

Causes of GYNECOMASTIA

"your eX is poCESSIVE" (X-linked RECESSIVE) still,

"S-ayang, A-K-ala C-o D-ede..."


Spironolactone, Alcohol, Ketoconazole, Cimetidine,
Digoxin

"Be With Him, He Farts GOLD"


Bruton's Agammaglobulinemia
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
Hunter Syndrome
Hemophilia
Fabry's disease
G6PD deficiency
Ocular albinism
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

PAUL VISTA
PLM
COLUMBIA SEPT 2016
Right to Left Shunts:
Tra-Te-Tri-To-Tru
Transposition of Great Arteries
Tetralogy of Fallot
Tricuspid Atresia
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Vein Connection
Truncus Arteriosus

MAURICE BAYHON
LA SALLE
HOPKINS SEPT 2016
Cytokines:
TNF-A - ThiN-FAyat! - muscle breakdown and cachexia
IL-1 - the 1 that has fever/100C - fever

Robert Galura, MD
Fatima
Harvard
1. Cytochrome P450 Inducers
"BGC Shopping SPREe"
-

Barbiturates
Griseofulvin
Carbamazepine
St. John's Wort
Smoking
Phenytoin
Rifampicin
Ethanol

2. Cytochrome P450 Inhibitors


"QuICK GRAVES"
-

Quinidine
Isoniazid
Cimetidine
Ketoconazole
Grapefruit juice
Ritonavir
Amiodarone
Valproic Acid
Erythromycin
Sulfonamides

JANINA MUSICO:

IL-2 - i like to proliferate! (I like to move it move it) lymphocyte proliferation


IL-6 - sex a cute face! - Six is for Acute Phase response
IL-8 - figure of 8 body is attractive - Chemoattractant
IFN-GAMMA - GAMe!-MAcrophage! - activates
macrophages

PATRICIA KAYE REGALADO


LA SALLE
STANFORD SEPT 2016
For Kawasaki Disease: FFFFFFFFF
Fever For Five days up to 40C

LINELLE LAO:

Plus 4 of the ff.:


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For MOA of dopamine in terms of dosage, spell
dopamine as DoBAmine
low dose (1-5) - targets the D1 receptors
medium dose (5-15) - targets the B1 receptors
high dose (>15) - targets A1 receptors

Happy aral!

GRAZIELLA JEERAH YOU:


Metastasis to the Brain: Pounds and Kilograms
L iver
B bones
S kin
K idney
G ut/Colon

ANIX AGONCILLO
Bacteria not seen on Gram Stain
Lesbians Myca B and Myca P Silently Remain in
the Closet
Legionella, Mycobacterium, Mycoplasma, Spirochetes,
Rickettsia, Chlamydia

SHERYL DECLARO
LA SALLE
HOPKINS SEPT 2016
CYTOCHROME P450 INDUCERS
"nag GEBS ako Sa PRC" :)

SURGERY
INTERNAL MEDICINE
Jose Bayani Aliling, Jr, MD
UP College of Medicine
Hopkins
Ssx of shock
S - sensorium decreased
H - hypotension
O - oliguria
C - cold, clammy extremities
K - taKcardia, taKypnia

LISA EVANGELISTA:
IM- Endocrinology:
Somogyi phenomenon: "SOMObra ng insulin sa
gabi" kaya may hypoglycemia ng 3am and
hyperglycemia ng 7am :)

Griseolfulvin
Ethanol
Barbiturates
St. John's Wort

OB-GYNE

Smoking
Phenytoin
Rifampicin
Carbamazepine

BERNADETTE CID:
Puberty for Girls: Boobs before Pubes, Spurt before
Squirt ( thelarche-adrenarche-growth spurtmenstruation)

MAURICE BAYHON
LA SALLE
HOPKINS SEPT 2016
PGE1
PGEwan:
Additional for E1 bukas PDA: (alprostadil)
PGEone:
Promotes Genital ErectiONE! (alprostadil)
Prevents Gastric ErosiONE! (misoprostol, gemeprost

PEDIATRICS
WINNING ENTRY FEB 2016
Edmar Aseberos, MD
Davao Med School
Yale
NEW BORN SCREENING

ALDRIN BAMBA
AUF
HOPKINS SEPT 2016
DRUGS FOR STATUS EPILEPTICUS

Galactosemia
G6PD
Congenital Hypothyroidism
Phenylketonuria
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Maple Syrup Urine Disease

"DiLa PhePhe"

Mnemonic :

DIazepam,

"GaGapang Ca Papunta Cay Mama

LArazepam (Lorazepam)
PHEnytoin
PHEnobarbital
:) peace po! Dont judge me po! No pun intended haha
for learning purposes only

PREV MED
Lea Andrea Cabading, MD
UST
Hopkins

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Type 1 vs Type 2 error:
Type 1 - mag-isa ka nalang kasi paranoid ka. Sinasabi
mong may mali, wala naman. (Rejecting null when it is
true)
Type 2 - dalawa pa kayo kasi nagbubulagbulagan ka.
May mali na nga, di mo pa inaacknowledge. (Failing to
reject null when it is false)

(COMBAT HIV)
7 - think of "7" as a tree. Or SEVEN-environment.
(ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY)
8 - think of "8" as two circle or globes partnered
together (GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP)

Miriam Claire Dy, MD


SLU
Hopkins
10 DOH Herbal Medicines
LANTAY BUBS
L- Lagundi
A- Ampalaya
N- Niyog-niyogan
T- Tsaang gubat
A- Akapulko
Y- Yerba buena
B- Bawang
U- Ulasimang bato
B- Bayabas
S- Sambong
If nakaka-offend for others, may wholesome version
po : BANTAY LUBS =)

MICHELLE KRISTINE MIRANDA


UPCM
ESSENTIALS PLUS SEPT 2016
MNEMONICS FOR THE EIGHT MILLENIUM
DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS OF 2015 (image sent via
FB groups)
1 - kahirapONE and kagutumONE
(ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER)
2 - e-TWO-cation
(ACHIEVE EDUCATION)
3 - think of "3" as a pair of boobs (empower women)
and two genders as one (equality)
(GENDER EQUALITY AND EDUCATION)
4 - think of "4" as the leg of a kid skipping on one leg
(same mnemonic for knowing the age when the kid can
do that)
(REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY)
5 - think of "5" as the baby bump of a mother who is
pregnant
(IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH)
6 - six = sex = HIV

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