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 »


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NAPLEX Practice Question # 93

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 93.   Anticoagulant agents Direct thrombin inhibitors These agents are able to inhibit thrombin activity by interacting with the catalytic or substrate recognition site of the protease without the need for AT-III. Lepirudin (Refl udan®)

NAPLEX Practice Question # 92

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 92.                   Unfractionated and low-molecular-weight heparins. Unfractionated heparins (UFHs) are mucopolysaccharide polymers (60 to 100 kDa;) extracted from mast cells of bovine lung tissue or porcine intestinal

NAPLEX Practice Question # 91

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 91.   The type 5A phosphodiesterase (PDE5A) is the target for sildenafi l (Revatio®) and tadalafi l (Adcirca®), which are also used to treat PAH. Guanylyl cyclase in vascular smooth muscle cells of the pulmonary

NAPLEX Practice Question # 90

Naplex Examination, Practice Question # 90.                     Angiotensin receptor blockers The angiotensin AT1 receptor is the predominant mediator angiotensin II’s effects with regard to aldosterone release, vasoconstriction, catecholamine release, etc. Th

NAPLEX Practice Question # 89

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 89.     The most significant adverse effect of these agents is the potential to cause torsades de pointes arrhythmias by virtue of their K channel blocking activity. Amiodarone has also caused lethal pulmonary fibrosis,