UT Arlington NURS 3366 - endocrine notes, part I (11 pages)

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Nurs 3366 - Pathophysiologic Processes: Implications for Nursing

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Nursing 3366 Pathologic Processes Implications for Nursing 1 Lecture Notes Disorders of the Endocrine System Part I Objectives outcomes for this subject some of these are in Part I and some in Part II DESCRIBE DISCUSS IDENTIFY 1 key aspects of normal endocrine function especially feedback systems and influences on other body systems 2 pathophysiology of select derangements of endocrine glands including hyperthyroidism hypothyroidism calcium movement problems caused by disorders of calcitonin and PTH hormonally related bone disorders such as osteopenia osteoporosis caused by above problems as well as menopause diabetes mellitus Cushing s syndrome Addison s disease 3 signs and symptoms related to above pathological conditions including the significance of diagnostic test results used to evaluate and monitor endocrine function such as TSH T4 T3 cortisol blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin 4 basic treatment modalities related to altered endocrine conditions Outline for endocrine system disorders I Disorders of the Pituitary Gland A Diabetes insipidus DI B Syndrome of inappropriate ADH SIADH II Disorders of Thyroid A Overview B Hypothyroidism C Hyperthyroidism III Disorders of Calcium Movement A Basics of calcium and calcium movement B Disorders caused by calcium movement alterations C Bringing it all together IV Disorders of Adrenals will be on final V Disorders of Endocrine Pancreas exam 25 of will be on test 4 final Key points about the endocrine system in general read this brief A P before class 1 explaining negative feedback simplistically low triggers high high triggers low 2 the endocrine system is dependent on negative feedback systems that is a a HIGH blood level of a circulating hormone a hormone is basically a chemical messenger will automatically suppress the gland that secreted it and or other glands in the feedback loop thus decreasing secretion of that hormone b a LOW blood level of a circulating hormone will automatically stimulate the gland that



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