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 »


Category Archives: Drugs

Common Psychotropic Drugs Cheat Sheet


(Psychotropic Drugs are the Medications that Affect the Central Nervous System) Most psychotropic drugs are prescribed by therapist or health care provider to treat a diagnosed mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder.   The different types

Treatment of Myocardial infarction


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


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.

Dopaminergic Agents Cheat Sheet


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

Levothroxine Drug Uses & Dosing Guide

Levothyroxine sodium is a synthetic thyroid hormone. The endogenous thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, diffuse into the cell nucleus and bind to thyroid receptor proteins attached to DNA. This hormone nuclear receptor complex activates gene transcription and synthesis of messenger