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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Osteoporosis Signs, Symptoms & Risk Factors

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In osteoporosis, bones lose calcium and phosphate salts and become abnormally vulnerable to fracture. Osteoporosis may be primary or secondary to an underlying disease. What causes it: The cause of primary osteoporosis remains unknown. Secondary osteoporosis may result from: •

Treatment of Myocardial infarction

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Primary treatment for Myocardial infarction ( MI )seeks to relieve pain, stabilize heart rhythm, revascularize the coronary artery, preserve myocardial tissue, and reduce cardiac workload. These treatments include thrombolytic therapy and PTCA. Thrombolytic thrill To preserve myocardial tissue, thrombolytic therapy

Common Medical Suffixes cheat sheet

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There are three types of suffixes, which come at the end of a medical word. Here is a list of suffixes in their specific section with meanings. Suffixes are placed at the end of words to change the original meaning.

Hypoglycemia vs Hyperglycemia Signs & Symptoms

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Hypoglycemia occurs when the level of glucose present in the blood falls below a set point:             (Below 4 mmol/L (72mg/dL) Hypoglycemia means low blood glucose, or blood sugar. Your body needs glucose to have

Dopaminergic Agents Cheat Sheet

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Dopaminrgics are drugs that increase the effects of dopamine at receptor sites—have been proven to be even more effective than anticholinergics in the treatment of parkinsonism (see the  following table). Dopaminergic agents include amantadine (Symmetrel), apomorphine (Apokyn), bromocriptine (Parlodel), levodopa