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Self made Mnemonic. Hope it helps:

A HILL Make People Think To Vomit.

A: Arginine
H: Histidine
I: Isoleucine
L: leucine
L: lysine
M: Methionine
P: Phenylalanine
T: Threonine
T: tryptophan
V: valine
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Default Essential Amino Acids Mnemonic

I guess this would be a better one
PVT TIM HALL
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Essential amino acids:

Private Tim Hall Has A Valid Medicine

PVT TIM HALL
Phe.
Val
Thr
Trp
Ile
Met
His
Arg
Leu
Lys

Has A Valid Medicine
These are glucogenic ones
His Arg Val Met.

Leu and lys are pure ketogenic. And the rest is both keto and glucogenic.

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menomics r nt helpfull bcs u can't differentiate via these menomics in Ts. if I forget there in exam that what was T demonstrating in menomic, wether tyrosine or tryptophan, I'll be confused.

I made something and hope will help u.
Memorise essential amino acids by their nature.
eg: there r 10 essential amino acids.
3 r from aliphatic non-polar uncharged amino acids, valine, leucine and isolucine.
2 r from aromatic amino acids, phenylalanine and tryptophan.
3 (all) basic aminoacids r essential, histidine, lysine and arginine.
2 r from polar uncharged aminoacids methionine and threonine.
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my mnemonic....
TV MAP To HILL/Take 'V' MAP To HILL
TRYPTOPHAN
VALINE
METHIONINE
ARGININE
PHENYLALANINE
THREONINE
HISTIDINE
ISOLEUCINE
LEUCINE
LYSINE
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Default essential acids mnemonic

Here's another one:

These Ten Valuable Amino-acids Have Long Preserved Life In Man

Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Lysine, Phenylalanine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Methionine
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Default Essential amino acids

Essential amino acids
There are 20 amino acids in all but only 10 are essential. Eight of them are essential always, and two of them (histidine and arginine) are essential only in specific cases. The names of all 10 can be remembered by the following phrase.
I Saw, He Phoned at 3:09 and Met Licentious Argentines – Lucy, Tracey and Val

I saw = Isoleucine
He = Histidine
Phoned = at Phenylalanine
3:09 = Threonine
Met = Methionine
Licentious = Lysine
Argentines = Arginine
Lucy = Leucine
Tracey = Tryptophan
Val = Valine
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Default Sub essentials

of thse listed 2 are subessential - only needed in childhood the way i learned them finally was using PVT TIM HALL for all and then the subessentials (therefore drop out in adulthood) = HA because kids laugh a lot HA HA HA = only essential in kids
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Private time hall has a meeting would be better. Meeting ends with a g, so they are glucogenic

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Essential amino acids:

Private Tim Hall Has A Valid Medicine

PVT TIM HALL
Phe.
Val
Thr
Trp
Ile
Met
His
Arg
Leu
Lys

Has A Valid Medicine
These are glucogenic ones
His Arg Val Met.

Leu and lys are pure ketogenic. And the rest is both keto and glucogenic.

Good luck to all
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I attended a lecture given by Krebs and he mentioned that during preliminary exams for the PhD degree the English graduate students always listed the essential amino acids in the same order. When he asked them about the order, they explained the mnemonic they used. It was "A. V. Hill, TT. MP". A. V. Hill was a Nobel prize-winning physiologist (1922). He was noted for being a teetotaler (did not drink alcohol) and eventually running for Parliament during the World War II. So, if you remember Dr. Hill, walking around the halls of Cambridge University, not drink alcohol and being a member of Parliament, you will never forget the 10 essential amino acids.
A: Arginine
V: valine
H: Histidine
I: Isoleucine
L: leucine
L: lysine
T: Threonine
T: tryptophan
M: Methionine
P: Phenylalanine
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For a modern flair to the mnemonic, I like to use one letter codes. It goes "Kanye West Values The Really Hot MILF." The MILF is Kim Kardashian of course. For R and H, know that these are conditionally essential, adults no longer need them. This is easy to remember in the context of this mnemonic, because as MILFs get older and older they are no longer "really hot." Hope this helps.

K=Lysine
W=Tryptophan
V=Valine
T=Threonine
R=Arginine (conditional)
H=Histidine (conditional)
M=Methionine
I=Isoleucine
L=Leucine
F=Phenylalanine

My life is awesome, I'm posting a mnemonic about Kanye on Valentine's Day.
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Default Basic amino acids

HIS LYS ARe basic
Histidine and lysine and arginine are basic amino acids!
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