Levator Scap Stretch... really important! A common manifestation of stress is that we hunch our shoulders, which shortens this muscle. To do this stretch, pretend you are smelling your armpit (you can apply extra force using your hand, but you want it to be just a taut, pulling feeling, not painful). Hold this for 15-20 seconds, take a 5 second break and repeat the stretch.
Anatomy Tips and Tricks for Physician Assistant Students
Anatomy can be a doosey for everyone, so don't let it get you down if you're having trouble. A few mnemonics and acronyms can be your savior if you are really struggling. Just make sure you have them straight and practice saying them out loud. Remember that sometimes, the most silly or inappropriate mnemonics or acronyms can help you recall the toughest things! Be creative and have fun with anatomy, it will help it stick. Some of my acronyms and mnemonics may not be helpful or useful to you…
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Lymph nodes are body organs (not glands) spread throughout your body. Their function is to filter out all the dead bacteria, viruses, and other dead tissue from the lymphatic fluid and eliminate it from the body. They are also the place where the white blood cells (lymphocytes) spend much of their time. When the immune system is activated they begin producing large numbers of lymphocytes which causes them to swell.
Are You Protected from Germs? Check Out This Infographic - Health Works Collective
It’s that time of the year to remember that proper hygiene can prevent us from getting sick, though that’s an important message...
External carotid artery showing the location of ligation of the superior thyroid artery. From 'Atlas and epitome of operative anatomy' by Emil Zuckerkandl ~~ www.facebook.com/TheIrregularAnatomist ~~ www.twitter.com/Irr_Anatomist