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As a medical student, I know firsthand the daunting task of trying to wade though vast amount of medical knowledge that comes with studying anatomy. The brachial artery, with its recurrent and collateral branches, is just one of the many structures that can be difficult to remember. That’s why I came up with a helpful mnemonic to make this task a little bit easier: “I Am Pretty Smart.”

Not only is this mnemonic catchy and easy to remember, but it also serves as a valuable tool for medical and nursing students, as well as doctors worldwide.

By using this mnemonic, you can easily recall the important branches of the brachial artery during exams, clinical rounds, or even in emergency situations.

How To Remember The Brachial artery: Recurrent and Collateral branches

Brachial artery : Recurrent and Collateral branches :

  • Inferior ulnar collateral artery goes with Anterior ulnar recurrent artery.
  • Posterior ulnar recurrent artery goes with Superior ulnar collateral artery.

Mnemonic: “I Am Pretty Smart



Mind Map / Concept Map / Mnemonic To Remember Brachial artery : Recurrent and Collateral branches

Mnemonic _ Brachial artery recurrent and collateral branches

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department