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Complete and simplified nursing pharmacology study guides for student nurses. Useful tips in understanding different drugs and medicines – a perfect companion for your NCLEX review.

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).
Insulin Nursing Pharmacology Study Guide

Insulin

Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreatic beta cells of the islets of Langerhans.
Glucose-Elevating Agents Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Glucose-Elevating Agents

Glucose-elevating agents raise blood level of glucose when severe hypoglycemia occurs at <40 mg/dL.
Sulfonylureas Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Sulfonylureas

Sulfonylureas is another group of agent used to control blood glucose level.
Antidiabetic Agents Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Antidiabetic Agents

Antidiabetic drugs are a group of drug structurally unrelated to sulfonylureas and are effective when used in combination with insulin or sulfonylureas.
Adrenergic Agonists (Sympathomimetics) Nursing Pharmacology Study Guides

Adrenergic Agonists (Sympathomimetics)

Adrenergic agonists are autonomic nervous system drugs that stimulate the adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), either directly (by reacting with receptor sites) or indirectly (by increasing norepinephrine levels). An adrenergic agonist is also called a sympathomimetic because it stimulates the effects of SNS.

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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

Adrenocortical Agents Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Adrenocortical Agents

Thyroid Agents Nursing Pharmacology and Study Guide

Thyroid Agents

Spina Bifida Pediatric Nursing Study Guide

Spina Bifida