Ace Your First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) Classes and Exams with Picmonic: #1 Visual Mnemonic Study Tool for Physician Assistant (PA) Students

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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant (PA) School Study Aid


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CN V
Trigeminal Nerve
Sensory
Facial Sensation
Motor
Mastication Muscles
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CN V Motor Lesion
CN V motor lesion
Jaw Deviates Toward Side of Lesion
Unopposed Force From The Opposite Pterygoid Muscle
Muscles of Mastication
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55 secs
CN X
Vagus Nerve
Sensory
Aortic Arch Chemoreceptors and Baroreceptors
Taste from Epiglottic Region
Motor
Swallowing
Palate Elevation
Talking
Coughing
Midline Uvula
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CN X Lesion
Uvula Deviation To Contralateral Side
Impaired Gag Reflex
Difficulty Swallowing
Hoarse Voice
Impaired Coughing
Aspiration Pneumonia
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2 mins
CN XI
Accessory Nerve
Motor
Head Turning
Shoulder Shrugging
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35 secs
CN XI Lesion
Cause/Mechanism
Iatrogenic
Clinical Manifestations
Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Paralysis
Trapezius Muscle Paralysis
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1 min
CN XII
Hypoglossal Nerve
Motor
Tongue Movement
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34 secs
CN XII Lesion (Hypoglossal Nerve)
Medulla
Tongue Deviated Toward Lesion
Paralysis
Fasciculations
Atrophy
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1 min
Facial Nerve Lesions
Etiology
Diabetes Mellitus
Sarcoidosis
Tumors
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
Bell's palsy
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)
Lyme Disease
Treatment
Corticosteroids
Acyclovir
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Motor Neuron Signs UMN and LMN
Upper Motor Neuron (Increases)
Increased DTRs
Positive Babinski
Spastic Paralysis
Clasp-Knife Reaction
Lower Motor Neuron (Decreases)
Decreased DTRs
Negative Babinski
Flaccid Paralysis
Muscle Atrophy
Fasciculations
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