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 »


Morphine Side Effects


Morphine: Prototype Summary Indications: Relief of moderate to severe acute or chronic pain; preoperative medication; component of combination therapy for severe chronic pain; intraspinal to reduce intractable pain. Actions: Acts as an agonist at specific opioid receptors in the CNS

5 Areas for Listening to the Heart


5 Areas for Listening to the Heart First, identify cardiac auscultation sites. These include aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid, and mitral areas. Most normal heart sounds result from vibrations created by the opening and closing of the heart valves. When valves close,

Renal arteries NCLEX Mnemonics


To remember the branches of the renal arteries, cross your hands in front of you, at the wrist, as shown in the picture. The thumb represents the single posterior segment branch of the renal artery and the four fingers represent

Types of Insulin Cheat Sheet


Types of Insulin Insulin increases glucose transport into cells and promotes conversion of glucose to glycogen, decreasing serum glucose levels. Insulin acts primarily in the liver, muscle, and adipose tissue by attaching to receptors on cellular membranes and facilitating the

Major veins of the Body


Major Veins of the Body What Veins do? Veins carry blood toward the heart. Nearly all veins carry oxygende pleted blood, with the sole exception of the pulmonary vein, which carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium.