Endocrine System

Endocrine System

I. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ENDOCRINE GLANDS A. Functions 1. Maintenance and regulation of vital functions 2. Response to stress and injury 3. Growth and development 4. Energy metabolism 5. Reproduction 6. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance More »


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Traumatic Brain Injuries Cheat Sheet


Traumatic brain injury is a result of an external force to the brain that results in a change to cognitive, physical, or emotional functioning. The impairments can be temporary or permanent. Types of traumatic brain injury include: 1: Diffuse axonal

Verapamil Drug Uses and Dosing Guide


Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders. MOA of Verapamil is, Inhibits calcium “slow channels” on vascular smooth muscle and myocardium producing relaxation of muscle and vasodilatation. Increases myocardial oxygen

Electrolytes Lab Values and Interpretation


  Electrolytes are minerals in blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. Electrolytes affect how your body functions in many ways, including:  >The amount of water in your body  >The acidity of your blood (pH)  >Your muscle

Complete Blood Count (CBC) for Nurses


Complete Blood Count (CBC) for Nurses Memorizing and interpreting Laboratory values for nurses is not so easy. With the help of following right tips you’ll be able to memorize and complete your tasks easily. Let’s get started. A complete blood

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Lab & Diagnostic Card


Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), formerly known as serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), is an enzyme produced by the liver. The highest concentration of ALT is found in liver cells; moderate amounts are found in kidney cells; and smaller amounts are found