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 »


Electrolytes Lab Values and Interpretation


  Electrolytes are minerals in blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. Electrolytes affect how your body functions in many ways, including:  >The amount of water in your body  >The acidity of your blood (pH)  >Your muscle

Complete Blood Count (CBC) for Nurses


Complete Blood Count (CBC) for Nurses Memorizing and interpreting Laboratory values for nurses is not so easy. With the help of following right tips you’ll be able to memorize and complete your tasks easily. Let’s get started. A complete blood

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Lab & Diagnostic Card


Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), formerly known as serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), is an enzyme produced by the liver. The highest concentration of ALT is found in liver cells; moderate amounts are found in kidney cells; and smaller amounts are found

Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) Lab & Diagnostic Card


Blood gas analysis is used to evaluate respiratory function and provide a measure for determining acid-base balance. Respiratory, renal, and cardiovascular system functions are integrated in order to maintain normal acid-base balance. Therefore, respiratory or metabolic disorders may cause abnormal

Vilazodone Drug Card


Vilazodone inhibits CNS neuron serotonin uptake, with minima or no effect on reuptake of norepinephrine or dopamine. It binds selectively with high affinity to 5-HT1A receptors (altered in depression and anxiety patients) and is a 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist. Efficacy