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 »


Back Pain Common Causes, Signs & Symptoms


Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the population; in fact, it’s the second leading reason — after the common cold — for lost time from work. Although this symptom may herald a spondylogenic disorder, it may also result from

Why RNs Should join a nurses union?


What Is A Nurses Union? A labor union (aka, a trade union) is an organization of workers that is formed to protect and advocate for its members’ interests. Most often, this advocacy takes the form of collective bargaining aimed at

Amnesia Common Causes, Signs & Symptoms


Amnesia — a disturbance in, or loss of, memory — may be classified as partial or complete and as anterograde or retrograde. • Anterograde amnesia denotes memory loss of events that occurred after the onset of the causative trauma or

5 Steps of the Nursing Process


5 Steps of the Nursing Process Nursing should need to know. The common thread uniting different types of nurses who work in varied areas is the nursing process—the essential core of practice for the registered nurse to deliver holistic, patient-focused

Anatomy of the Eye


The eye is the sensory organ of sight. It’s a hollow ball filled with fluid (vitreous humor) and consists of three layers: • fibrous outer layer — sclera, bulbar conjunctiva, and cornea • vascular middle layer — iris, ciliary body,