Brachial plexus root subdivisions (mnemonic)

Last revised by Frank Gaillard on 30 Apr 2019

Mnemonics for brachial plexus root subdivisions include:

  • Rad Techs Drink Cold Beer
  • Robbie T Drinks Cold Beer
  • Rugby Teams Drink Cold Beers
  • Reach To Drink Cold Beer
  • Read That Damn Cadaver Book
  • Really Tired, Don't Care Now (nerve instead of branch)
  • Red Toucans Don't Come Back 


Where the first letter of each word represents subdivisions of the brachial plexus.

  • R: roots
  • T: trunks
  • D: divisions
  • C: cords
  • B: branches (nerves)

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