Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mnemonic for Nutrient Absorption - Iron, Folate, B12

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So, I came up with this mnemonic last year, and this seems like as good a time as any (now that we're on the Gastrointestinal Domain) to share it with the world:


That is to say, iron is absorbed in the duodenum, folate is absorbed in the jejunum, and Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is absorbed in the Ileum. I imagine a stereotypical "bro" commenting on his friend, who happens to be deficient in one of these metabolites.

Yeah, that's all this post is about.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic mnemonic, thanks a lot!!

-D2 at harvard dental

Unknown said...

This is great

Anonymous said...

this is great.

pediatrician studying for peds boards.

qt siddiqui said...

Great

Laxmi Panthy said...

Thanks. Great help

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