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Here is a quick mnemonic “POSITIVE to remember about Positive Sensory System

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Positive Sensory System : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Pricking sensations can be a prototypical positive symptom.
  • O – Other positive sensory phenomena include itch.
  • S – Sensations described as shooting or lancinations are also positive.
  • I – Itching and altered sensations are examples of positive phenomena.
  • T – Tingling or pins and needles are common positive symptoms.
  • I – Impulses generated at lowered threshold sites can cause positive phenomena.
  • V – Various types of abnormal sensations, such as aching or burning, can be positive.
  • E – Excessive activity in sensory pathways can lead to positive phenomena.

Mnemonic : POSITIVE

Dr. Arin Nandi

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