Branches of the external carotid artery (mnemonic)

Mnemonics for the branches of the external carotid artery abound. They include some colourful examples such as:

  • Some American Ladies Found Our Pyramids Most Satisfactory
  • Some Anatomists Like Freaking Out Poor Medical Students
  • Some Anatomists Like F-ing, Others Prefer S&M
  • Some Angry Ladies Fight Off PMS
  • She Always Likes Friends Over Papa, Sister, and Mama

Note that as the superficial temporal artery and maxillary artery are terminal branches, their order may be reversed. 

Mnemonics

Some American Ladies Found Our Pyramids Most Satisfactory
Some Anatomists Like Freaking Out Poor Medical Students
Some Anatomists Like F-ing, Others Prefer S&M
Some Angry Ladies Fight Off PMS
She Always Likes Friends Over Papa, Sister, and Mama

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rID: 22253
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Some Anatomists Like F-ing, Others Prefer S&M
  • Some American Ladies Found Our Pyramids Most Satisfactory
  • Some Anatomists Like Freaking Out Poor Medical Students

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