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The mnemonic “PALMS are SOFt” aptly describes the branches of the external carotid artery. By simply remembering this phrase nursing students, doctors, and other medical professionals will be able to remember this important concept within seconds in high-stake exams

The external carotid artery is a crucial blood vessel located in the neck that supplies blood to the face, scalp, and neck. As medical professionals understanding its branches is so important in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions, including facial trauma, tumors, and infections.

How To Remember The External carotid artery branches ?

External carotid artery branches :

  • Posterior auricular
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • Maxillary
  • Superior thyroid
  • Superficial temporal
  • Occipital
  • Facial

Mnemonic: PALMS are SOFt



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Mnemonic _ External carotid artery 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