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Epidemiology A mnemonic for the 4 typical ‘vectors’ for transmission of pathogens by the oral-enteric route, which is most characteristic of salmonellosis
Gastroenterology A mnemonic with clinical currency which corresponds to the four factors which place a person at increased risk of gallbladder disease (e.g, cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis): Fat, female, fertile (or flatulent), forty or older

four Fs

Fat, female, flatulent, forty A mnemonic with clinical currency as factors classically associated with cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis
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Before you buy one, check the four f's - freshness, fullness, foot and fit.
In his acceptance speech he said he would build his presidency on Four F's - Fixtures, Facilities, Finance and Family.
In the past, middle school students in Glendale had to earn fewer than four F's to move onto high school.
After four weeks of sticking strictly with the Four F's, either add two more servings of complex carbs to your meals, or go back to your other diet -- and cheat on the weekends