Mnemonics (the ‘m’ is silent) are useful rhymes or memorable phrases, or even just a series of letters, ideas, or associations that assist in remembering something. The trick is for the mnemonic itself to be something memorable that helps you with recall.
For example, the ABPI learning materials provide you with MRS GREN (2.1.1 Life processes) as a way to remember the 7 functions performed by all living things, and demonstrated by all living cells:-
There’s also a fairly well known mnemonic for the 8 pituitary gland hormones that my students find helpful when revising the endocrine system (unit 3, chapter 2).
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If you have a mnemonic of your own for this, or for any of the other ABPI exam topics, then please share in the comments.