GET SMASHED – medical mnemonic for pancreatitis

This is an example of a mnemonic that is commonly used in the real world to help remember the possible causes of pancreatitis.

  • Gallstones
  • Ethanol
  • Trauma
  • Steroids
  • Mumps
  • Autoimmune (PAN)
  • Scorpion stings
  • Hyperlipidemia/ Hypercalcemia
  • ERCP
  • Drugs

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