The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system consists of the airways, lungs, bony thorax, and respiratory muscles and functions in conjunction with the central nervous system (CNS). These structures work together to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream and remove excess carbon dioxide from the body. More »


Category Archives: Drugs

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

8 Common Drugs and Their Antidotes

Basic knowledge about antidotes is essential for nurses especially those who are working in acute care settings. To help you get started, here are some of the most common drugs and their antidotes:  

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