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Special Senses Anatomy and Physiology

Special Senses Anatomy and Physiology

Special senses are more specialized in structure and are bounded and confined to specific parts of the body. The special senses are smell, taste, sight, hearing, and balance.
Non-organic Failure to Thrive

Non-Organic Failure to Thrive

Infants who fail to gain weight and who shows signs of delayed development are classified as failure-to-thrive infants.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Nursing Care Management and Study Guide for Nurses

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

The most common facial malformations, cleft lip and cleft palate, occur either alone or in combination. Description Although a cleft lip and a cleft palate often...
12 Pediatric and Neonatal Intravenous (IV) Therapy Tips

12 Pediatric and Neonatal Intravenous (IV) Therapy Tips

Starting an IV on a child is terrifying. Here are 12 tips to get the ball rolling (instead of the vein).

School Phobia

School phobia or school refusal is a common childhood behavior problem that refers to a child's refusal to attend school.
Pituitary Hormone Drugs

Pituitary Drugs

Drugs that affect anterior pituitary hormones mimic or antagonize the effects of specific pituitary hormones.
Hypothalamic Drugs Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Hypothalamic Agents

Hypothalamic agents can inhibit or stimulate the release of hormones from the anterior pituitary using hormones or factors. However, not all of these hormones are available for pharmacological use.
Adrenocortical Agents Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Adrenocortical Agents

Adrenocortical agents are drugs used as short-term treatment to suppress immune system in patients with inflammatory disorders. They are also used for replacement therapy to maintain hormone levels when adrenal glands are not functioning adequately.
Parathyroid Agents Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Parathyroid Agents: Bisphosphonates, Calcitonins

Parathyroid agents are drugs used to treat disorders that affect serum calcium levels. This can be either antihypocalcemic agent or antihypercalcemic agent (further classified into bisphosphonates and calcitonins).
Thyroid Agents Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Thyroid Agents

The thyroid gland uses iodine to produce thyroid hormones that regulate body metabolism. Thyroid agents either replace or remove hormones to prevent deficiency and excess. Thyroid agents include thyroid hormones (T3, T4, TSH)and antithyroid drugs (further classified as thioamides and iodine solution).

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