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 »


Antidepressants Drugs Vs Side Effects


Antidepressants are medications commonly used to treat depression. Antidepressants are also used for other health conditions, such as anxiety, pain and insomnia. Although antidepressants are not FDA-approved specifically to treat ADHD, antidepressants are sometimes used to treat ADHD in adults.

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

Traumatic Brain Injuries Cheat Sheet


Traumatic brain injury is a result of an external force to the brain that results in a change to cognitive, physical, or emotional functioning. The impairments can be temporary or permanent. Types of traumatic brain injury include: 1: Diffuse axonal

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