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 »

 

Lyme Disease Signs & Symptoms Mnmonic

lymedisease_symptoms

Lyme disease, caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes genus, may have protean manifestation, but over 75% of patients have symptoms involving the head and neck. Facial paralysis, dysesthesias, dysgeusia, or other cranial neuropathies

Most Common Causes of Knee Pain

knee-pain

Signs and Symptoms Evaluation of knee pain should begin with general questions regarding duration and rapidity of symptom onset and the mechanism of injury or aggravating symptoms. Overuse or degenerative problems can occur with stress or compression from sports, hobbies,

Drug Overdose Nclex Cheat Sheet

drug-overdose

Review to Drug Overdose. Drug overdoses can be accidental or intentional. They occur when a person takes more than the medically recommended dose. However, some people may be more sensitive to certain medications, so the low (more dangerous) end of

Diabetes Type I & Type II Cheat Sheet

diabetes

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

4 Emergency Drugs cheat sheet

emergency-drugs

Here is a goal to provide an easy quick guide to simplify pharmacology concepts. Emergency Drugs Dosage Guideline 1. Lidocaine (Xylocaine): [VF, VT] 1.0–1.5 mg/kg IV (2–4 mg/kg ET),* repeat 0.5–0.75 mg/kg q 5–10 min, max 3 mg/kg. Infusion drip: