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 »


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NAPLEX Practice Question # 62

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 62.   Serum thyrotropin (TSH) assays This test is the most sensitive test for detecting the hypothyroid state because the hypothalamic– pituitary axis compensates very quickly for even slight decreases in circulating free hormone by

NAPLEX Practice Question # 61

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 61.   Levothyroxine Predictable results of the synthetic T4 preparation and lack of T3-induced side eff ects have made levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid, and Levoxyl) the agent of choice. Levothyroxine preparations are generally considered bioequivalent despite

NAPLEX Practice Question # 60

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 60.       The ATA recommends a free thyroxine (FT4) and a sensitive TSH assay as the primary laboratory tests for diagnosing thyroid disease (Figure 47-4).

NAPLEX Practice Question # 59

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 59.   Thyroid hormone secretion and transport are controlled by thyroid-stimulating hormone (thyrotropin; TSH). TSH is released by the anterior pituitary gland that is triggered by thyrotropinreleasing hormone (TRH), secreted from the hypothalamus. Stimulation of

NAPLEX Practice Question # 58

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 58.   Thyroid hormone regulation 1. The thyroid gland synthesizes, stores, and secretes thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones that are important to growth, development, metabolic rate, as well as the maintenance of healthy, mature,

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