Mnemonics for Blood coagulation factors
Mnemonic for remembering Blood coagulation factors
1. Remember factor XIII is Fibrin Stabilizing factor
2. For the remaining 11 factors, memorize this sentence:
Firdous, Prothima ,Tina Called Lalith ,Proveen, Anthony ,Chris and Stuart to Play and Have fun
3. You can decode the sentence by remembering that some of the starting letters indicate the name of a particular factor as given below in bold.
Firdous = Fibrinogen = Factor I
Prothima = Prothrombin = Factor II
Tina = Tissue factor or Thrombolplastin = Factor III
Called = Calcium ions = Factor IV
Lalith = Labile factor or Proaccelerin = Factor V
There is no factor VI !!!
Proveen = Proconvertin = factor VII ( To remove the confusion remember factor V as Labile factor and factor VII as Proconvertin)
Anthony = Antihemophilic factor = factor VIII
Chris = Chirstmas factor = factor IX
Stuart = Stuart factor = factor X
Play = PTA= Plasma Thromboplastin Antecedent
Have fun = Hageman’s factor
This code may not be up to the mark but definitely helps to memorize the factors. If anyone has a better modification then please share with Team Pharmawiki!!!