How to Memorize Medical Terms – Memory Training

Are you frustrated and stressed about how
to memorize medical terms? Well, I’m going to give you a simple, easy, step-by-step way
to memorize any medical term. Check this out. Now this is how you memorize medical terms.
Instead of going crazy and just doing it over and over with rote memorization and flashcards
and making yourself insane, try this. Whenever you have a word that you want to memorize,
take the word that you want to memorize and turn it into a picture. Maybe break it down
by syllables, and then take the definition and turn that into a picture. And then, put
those two pictures together. Let me show you what I mean. Let’s take the word “acapnia.” It means having
a lower level than normal of carbon dioxide in the blood. So we need to take the word
“acapnia” and a lower level of carbon dioxide in the blood, turn them both into a picture
and see it in one big picture. Acapnia — we’ll turn that into a picture by seeing a baseball
cap on your knee — acapnia. Now, a lower level of carbon dioxide in the blood, we need
to turn that into a picture. Well people often think of carbon dioxide being in the atmosphere
by coal or gasoline burning. So I want you to see coal or gasoline, and it’s burning.
And on top of that we put the baseball cap with the knee. See the knee getting hot from
the flames. So now, when you think of acapnia, I want you to also think of the coal or the
gas burning around that. And that is the definition and the word tied together. An important thing:
it’s a low level of carbon dioxide. So I want you to imagine that picture low, like low
down on the ground to remind you “low level of carbon dioxide.” The next term is the “macula” of the retina.
This is the light-sensitive tissue on the back of the eye. So, as we read, light is
focused on our macula. And millions of cells change that light into nerve signals that
tell our brain what we’re seeing. So we have the word “macula.” We need to turn that into
a picture. For me, I think of a Big Mac, a hamburger, a Big Mac, and it’s eaten by Dracula,
wa-ha-ha-ha-ha. So you have a Big Mac eaten by Dracula; it’s a macula. And the key word
here is, is light goes into the macula, and it goes out as nerve signals. So see light
going into the macula and then going out as nerve signals. So we took the word “macula,”
and we turned it into a picture, light going in and coming out as nerve signals. All right. One more medical term: “octapressin.”
Octapressin is an ingredient that may be added to a local anesthetic to constrict the blood
vessels. So we take the word “octapressin,” and we turn it into a picture. We imagine
an octopus and it’s pressing. And what does it do? It constricts blood vessels. So imagine
the octopus is pressing on blood vessels to constrict them. So we took three words here.
We turned the word into a picture and the definition into a picture. So the first word,
“acapnia,” do you remember what that meant? Low levels of carbon dioxide in the blood.
Macula — what did that do? Light going into the eye and out as nerve signals, sending
it to the brain. And finally we had octapressin. What was octapressin? It was an ingredient
to put in local anesthetic to constrict the blood vessels. So how’d you do? It’s pretty simple, right?
Here’s the basic concept. Turn the words you want to remember into a picture, the definition,
and tie them together in a story. And that is how you remember any medical term. Now
if you want to make this easy for yourself and start memorizing medical terms faster
than you ever thought possible, click the link right here, and I’ll give you some free
training on how to memorize more medical terms. Or click the link down below in the description.
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72 thoughts on “How to Memorize Medical Terms – Memory Training

  1. hi, ive been watching your videos on mind palace . they are great. editing and length of videos and explaination are awesome. thanks for sharing these techniques. Could you please do another video on how to memorize large amounts of data, for medical students. With the mind palace technique u can only assign a few acts to a room. it works perfectly but not when you have too much data . I use alot of mnemonics both picture and words, but they can only be done for a few facts. not when you have a subject like medicine . Also is there a technique to learn written notes, and recall exactly where on the notes a certain fact is written. i usually tend to write chapters in max 3 pages, but with everything squished in on 1 page, its difficult to use the mind palace technique. Any ideas?

  2. How do you use the mind palace to memorize vocabulary in another language. Does the word get confused with your native language?

  3. Can you make a video on how to make Mind Palaces that don't exist? I'm kinda running out of room and have to stuff everything everywhere lol

  4. Ronnie,
    I've enjoyed learning through these videos. I'm interested in learning a language that doesn't use the Roman script – and there are few if any cognates (I'm thinking of learning Arabic). I can see how the same rules might apply phonetically, yet there needs to be more to build upon for a large list of vocabulary words – like 5K-15K words – along with grammar. Any ideas as the vocabulary expands?

  5. What I do:

    1 – Use the techinique tought here;

    2 – A revise 3x just by speaking out the correct information BUT thinking of the pictures I have created.

    3- I keep revising periodicaly until I do not need to think about the pictures no more.

  6. Hi I watched your videos for quite a while and you are really good at explaining memory palaces I wish they use this in every school in America, our society would change over night. But I wanted too know if I was studying a language, lets say Italian and I use the memory location method like a house or car as the same locations for another language like Chinese. Would I get confused as to which language I'm trying to recall?

  7. Please do a video on how to memorize legal terms, a lot of them being in latin. It would help me and so much more. More power sir!

  8. Just amazing
    I am a final year student and have 6 months to appear for my exams.
    I just read your book and watched all the you tube videos.
    Now I feel I can pass out with ease.

  9. hi, im going to study medical coding soon and there's a lot to remember there lol, same techniques could be use? or codes could turn in a different way? thanks

  10. omg you are are my me it helps me a lot..thanks..please help how we can memorize anatomy example is gall bladder..we have to memorize parts of gall bladder..blood circulation of gall bladder ultrasound images of gall bladder pathology of gall bladder physiology of gall bladder..mean to say one topic we have to die deep to this particular organ please guide…like in gall bladder we have funds body neck , cystic duct bike duct relating to porta help

  11. thank you so much for this these are great tips! amazing Im a new student going back to college and im just now majoring in HIT

  12. I tend to do that too, my problem with it is that it takes time and when there are too many words it gets confused. However, it is useful if you have daily sutyding habits.
    Also it is really fun, for example: When the patient has aoritc failure, it will show 3 signs: Minervia sign, Musset sign and Durosiez sign. In my mind, I picture an evil woman that reminds me of minervia, then she has mousse in her hair (because musset sign is a series of pulse signs and head bouncing) and for durosiez it won't make sense because I speak another language

  13. I am a medical student. I find it problematic to remember the gross and microscopic features of the organs affected by every disease. Can you suggest something?

  14. I'am taking medical terminology class in may. and pretty nervous . I've been a nures aid for 20 plus years.and I'm taking pharmacy technician in July.

  15. You dont by chance have a reference page or list of some of these visualizations linked to common medical terms do you? I love the memory by association technique im just not that creative. Either way, thanks for the awrsome videos! Theyve been a huge help 🤓

  16. Why is it that memorization is HARD? why? This advice if good. For those who speak their local language like Filipino, we may try this: Acapnia (Think of the syllabol Akap (Hug/embrace) for "Acap" & Nia as (Niya/nya) His/Hers in filipino. So it goeas like this – "His Hug" or "Her Hug".

    Macula is easier and kinda funny. Dracula sucking Mac… I mean….The Mac. he he. XD

  17. About to begin medical school soon and these ideas are absolutely fascinating. I had always turned to images to memorize details in undergrad, but it was never a conscious effort, it was always something that "just happened." I look forward to trying out these methods in med school, but I'm practicing now just to make sure I've got some of the necessary skills down. Thank you for the video. I would love to see more examples of medical terminology, perhaps gross anatomy if you get the time; it's interesting to see how imagination varies from person to person, for example Mullen uses Ron Swanson to represent the CNS, for me it's the Brain Trust from Bloodborne (google it and you'll know why haha), for the PNS it's the "Monstrosity of Sin" from Dark Souls, again lol if you google it you'll know why. These creatures that originate in Lovecraftian lore have been with me since I was a child, I loved reading Stephen King and H.P Lovecraft so when I played Bloodborne and DS and saw some of these creatures animated they just became solidified in my mind.

  18. Ronnie this' a boon for Med school students like us! Plz do more such videos… future docs needed dis so much!

  19. Great
    You have an amazing channel, i wanna take the permission to translate some of your videos to Arabic ?
    Do you mind?

  20. I need tips on passing medical terminology the professor has us do Flash cards for studyimg for a test and it's not helping

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  22. concept might help at first , many examples are not the best , but folks can make up their own. Eventually with lots of reading people can become familiar with what the parts of the words mean like octa (pression)pressure and ( Itis)inflammation without having visualize. No matter how, Its always good to help people feel less intimidated about learning.

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  24. That would be WAAAAY too complicated to use on all medical terms. Just memorize all the terms you can and maybe use this technique for the ones that you just can't seem to remember.

  25. I agree with your concept and it is very similar to how I memorize things…BUT my images have to be related to each other, unlike yours…baseball cap on knee over coal??

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