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 »


Warfarin Drug Card


Warfarin prevents the conversion of vitamin K back to its active form from vitamin K epoxide. This impairs Formation of the vitamin K–dependent clotting Factors II, VII, IX, and X (prothrombin) and proteins C and S (physiologic anticoagulants). Efficacy Monitoring

4 Drugs for Ventricular Arrhythmias


Ventricular arrhythmias originate from the ventricles, often detected by the lack of a discernible P wave. Three main types of ventricle arrhythmias include: 1. Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC) – A wide and bizarre, premature QRS complex, followed by compensatory pause.

5 Types of Immunoglobulins Mnemonic


Immunoglobulins exist in five types—IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM. Each type serves a particular function: • IgA, IgG, and IgM guard against viral and bacterial invasion. • IgD acts as an antigen receptor of B cells. • IgE causes

Diabetes Mellitus ( DM) Nursing Cheat Sheet


Diabetes mellitus is characterized by disturbances in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. A leading cause of death in North America, diabetes is a major risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, renal failure, and peripheral vascular disease. It’s also the

Pneumothorax Sign & Symptoms Mnemonic


In pneumothorax, air or gas accumulates between the parietal and visceral pleurae, causing the lungs to collapse. The amount of air or gas trapped determines the degree of lung collapse. In some cases, venous return to the heart is impeded,