Branches of the external carotid artery (mnemonic)

Mnemonics for the branches of the external carotid artery abound. A few colorful examples include: 

  • Some American Ladies Found Our Pyramids Most Satisfactory
  • Some Anatomists Like Freaking Out Poor Medical Students
  • She Always Likes Friends Over Papa, Sister, and Mama

There are many many many other mnemonics, many of which are not suitable for inclusion on Radiopaedia.org on account of foul language, inappropriate imagery or reprehensible stereotypes. 

Note: as the superficial temporal artery and maxillary artery are terminal branches of the external carotid artery, their order may be reversed. 

Mnemonics

Some American Ladies Found Our Pyramids Most Satisfactory
Some Anatomists Like Freaking Out Poor Medical Students
She Always Likes Friends Over Papa, Sister, and Mama
Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 22253
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • She Always Likes Friends Over Papa, Sister, and Mama (mnemonic)
  • Some Anatomists Like Freaking Out Poor Medical Students (mnemonic)
  • Some American Ladies Found Our Pyramids Most Satisfactory (mnemonic)

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