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    Endocrinology Mnemonics

    Acromegaly
    HOT ACROMEGALY

    Heart failure, / hypertension,
    Oedema,
    Teeth wide spaced
    Appearance / Amenorrhoea,
    Carpal tunnel syn / coarse skin / voice, Reek,
    Oily skin,
    Myopathy,
    Eye (prominent supra-orbital ridge),
    Goitre / gain wt/ galactorhoea / glycosuria, arthropathy,
    large tongue & nose,


    Acidosis
    Metabolic LUSK

    Lactic,
    Uraemic,
    Salicylate,
    Ketoacidosis

    Ketoacidosis
    SAD

    Starvation,
    Alcohol,
    DM

    Increased Anion Gap
    MUD PILES
    Methanol / metformin,
    Uraemia,
    DKA / AKA
    Paraldehyde / phenformin,
    Iron / INH,
    Lactic,
    Ethylene glycol,
    salicylate / shock / sepsis / starvation

    Normal Anion Gap Acidosis
    HARD UP
    Hyperventilation /hyperalimentation,
    Acetazolamide,
    RTA,
    Diarrhoea
    Ureteral diversion (ureterosigmoidostomy),
    Pancreatic fistula / parenteral NaCl

    Addisons Causes
    ANTAM
    Autoimmune,
    Neoplastic,
    TB,
    Amyloid,
    Meningococcal (Waterhouse-Freidhrick)

    Diabetes, complications
    KNIVES
    Kidney,
    Neuropathy,
    Infection,
    Vascular,
    Eyes,
    Skin lesions

    Hypercalcaemia
    NHS MTV FAPD
    Neoplastic (Bony mets, Myeloma, Sq lung),
    Hyperparathyroidism,
    Sarcoid
    Milk-alkali syn.,
    Thyrotoxicosis,
    Vit D intoxication
    Pagets (acute),
    Addisons,
    Familial,
    Drugs

    Hypoglycaemia
    RE-EXPLAIN
    Renal failure,
    Exogenous,
    Pituitary,
    Liver failure,
    Alcohol,
    Infection,
    Neoplasm (insulinoma)

    Multiple endocrine neoplasia
    MEN I
    T3P
    Thyroid adenoma,
    Parathyroid,
    Pituitary,
    Pancreas (islet cell, ZE syndrome)

    MEN IIa
    2PM
    Parathyroid,
    Phaeo,
    Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC calcitonin)

    MEN IIb
    2PM MG
    As above, plus,
    Marfanoid phenotypes,
    Ganglioneuroma (intestinal & visceral)

    Osmolar Gaps
    ME DIE
    Methanol,
    Ethanol
    Diuretics (mannitol, sorbitol, glycerol),
    Isopropranolol,
    Ethylene glycol

    Phaeochromocytoma
    4Ps
    Pain,
    Pallor,
    Palpitations,
    Perspiration
    Last edited by dhaval; 12-25-2007 at 11:27 AM.
    Thank you GOD

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    Thank you very much.

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