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Congenital Hypothyroidism

Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants.

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.

Endocrine System Anatomy and Physiology

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.

6 Cushing’s Disease Nursing Care Plan

Here are six (6) nursing care plans (NCP) for Cushing's disease or Cushing's syndrome:

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.

3 Hypothyroidism Nursing Care Plans

Here are three (3) nursing care plans (NCP) for hypothyroidism (myxedema, cretinism):

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism results from suboptimal levels of thyroid hormone.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases that occurs with increased levels of glucose in the blood.

Hormones: 9 Chemicals at Play Nurses Need to Know

Each and every hormone has their own function and designation, so let’s meet and greet these little ones and see what they got for us.

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