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Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants.
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.
The major endocrine organs of the body include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pineal and thymus glands, the pancreas, and the gonads. The regulatory functions of the nervous and endocrine systems are similar in some aspects, but differ in such ways.
Typical growth and development during infancy into childhood and adolescence entails the action of various hormones, determined by an individual child’s genetic make-up and their environment. This 15-item NCLEX style questionnaire will test your understanding regarding the endocrine disorders in Pediatric Nursing.
Here are six (6) nursing care plans (NCP) for Cushing's disease or Cushing's syndrome:
Cushing's syndrome is a cluster of clinical abnormalities caused by excessive levels of adrenocortical hormones (particularly cortisol) or related corticosteroids and, to a lesser extent, androgens and aldosterone.
Here are three (3) nursing care plans (NCP) for hypothyroidism (myxedema, cretinism):
Hypothyroidism results from suboptimal levels of thyroid hormone.
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas.
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases that occurs with increased levels of glucose in the blood.
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