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

Thyroid and parathyroid Agents Cheat Sheet


THYROID AGENTS When thyroid function is low, thyroid hormone needs to be replaced to ensure adequate metabolism and homeostasis in the body. When thyroid function is too high, the resultant systemic effects can be serious, and the thyroid will need

Morphine Side Effects


Morphine: Prototype Summary Indications: Relief of moderate to severe acute or chronic pain; preoperative medication; component of combination therapy for severe chronic pain; intraspinal to reduce intractable pain. Actions: Acts as an agonist at specific opioid receptors in the CNS

Beta 1 or Beta 2 What’s a Nurse to Do?


Beta Blockers – Medication Overview   What: Beta 1 receptors are found primarily in the Heart 1 Heart Beta 1 and Beta 2 Receptors are found in the Lungs 2 Lungs Beta 2 Why: The concept is important since Beta

New Adult Immunization Schedule for 2017


In February 2017, the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2017 became effective, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Pharmacologic management of neuropathic pain


Medications for Neuropathic Pain It is essential when taking a patient’s history to listen for descriptions such as burning, shooting, pins and needles, or electricity, and for pain associated with numbness. Such a history suggests neuropathic pain, which is treated