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 »


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).

Common Defense Mechanisms Cheat Sheet


Defense mechanisms As anxiety increases, the individual copes by using defense mechanisms. A defense mechanism is a coping mechanism used in an effort to protect the individual from feelings of anxiety; as anxiety increases and becomes overwhelming, the individual copes

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

Drugs used to Treat Epilepsy

The term “epilepsy” denotes any disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. A seizure is a transient disturbance of cerebral function due to an abnormal paroxysmal neuronal discharge in the brain. Epilepsy is common, affecting approximately 0.5% of the population in

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21: Glucagon – GlucaGen MOA: stimulates cAMP production independent of beta receptor, increases gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis Dose: Beta-blocker/Ca channel blocker toxicity: 3-10 mg IV loading dose, then 1-10 mg/hour IV continuous infusion if responsive to loading dose Hypoglycemia: 1 mg