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

“Do Not Use” List of Medical Abbreviations


This article reviews common medical abbreviations that the Joint Commission has deemed potentially problematic, along with suggested alternatives. Applies to all orders and all medication-related documentation that is handwritten (including free-text computer entry) or on pre-printed forms.   *Exception:  A

Anti obesity drugs Cheat Sheet


Some patients find that diet and exercise is not a viable option; for these patients, anti-obesity drugs can be a last resort. Some prescription weight loss drugs are recommended only for short-term use, and thus are of limited usefulness for

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