Many moons ago, when I was in EMT class, our instructor gave us a cute little way to remember what 'epistaxis' is:

How does Epi pay his taxes?  Through the nose!

Every time I see a nosebleed, that still comes back to me.  Silly but effective.

 

Ep`i*stax"is (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. upon + to drop.] Med.

Bleeding at the nose.

 

© Webster 1913.

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