Brachial plexus root subdivisions (mnemonic)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

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 

Mnemonic

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

  • R: roots
  • T: trunks
  • D: divisions
  • C: cords
  • B: branches (nerves)
Anatomy: Upper limb
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rID: 1964
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Red Toucans Don't Come Back (mnemonic)
  • Really Tired, Don't Care Now (mnemonic)
  • Read That Damn Cadaver Book (mnemonic)
  • Rad Techs Drink Cold Beer (mnemonic)
  • Rugby Teams Drink Cold Beers (mnemonic)
  • Robbie T Drinks Cold Beer (mnemonic)

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