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What does K-Dur treat?
is a potassium supplement used to treat or prevent low potassium levels in the blood
What is the generic name for K-Dur?
Potassium Chloride
What is the brand name for Potassium Chloride?
K-Dur
What is Synthroid used to treat?
is a thyroid hormone used to treat low thyroid levels
What is the generic name for Synthroid?
Levothyroxine
What is the brand name for Levothyroxine?
Synthroid
What is Levoxyl used to treat?
is a thyroid hormone used to treat low thyroid levels
What is the generic name for Levoxyl?
Levothyroxine
What is the brand name for Levothyroxine?
Levoxyl
What is Klor-Con used to treat?
is a potassium supplement used to treat or prevent low potassium levels in the blood
What is Folic Acid used to treat?
is a vitamin used to treat or prevent certain types of anemia due to folic acid deficiency
Where is the pituitary gland located?
deep within the cranium, at the base of the brain
What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
increased nervousness and heart rate
What are treatments for hyperthyroidism?
surgery and antithyroid medications
What are symptoms of hypothyroidism?
tiredness, low blood pressure, slow heart rate, and weight gain
What are treatments for hyperthyroidism?
thyroid hormone and increassed dietary intake of iodine
What does the pituitary gland regulate?
entire endocrine system and growth
What are the thyroid and parathyroid glands responsible for?
metabolic and calcium regulation
What is the thymus responsible for?
lymphatic regulation
What is the pancreas responsible for?
blood sugar regulation
What are the adrenal glands responsible for?
metabolism and energy regulation
What are the gonads responsible for?
sexual characteristics
What drug class are meds in with -andr- as the stem word?
androgens
What are androgens?
a group of hormones the mainly influence the growth and development of the male reproductive system
What is the hormone vasopressin responsible for?
acts to help the kidneys conserve water and prevent dehydration
What disease is caused by a deficiency of vasopressin?
diabetes insipidus
What is the hormone oxytocin responsible for?
it helps stimulate uterine contraction and promote birth or inhibit uterine bleeding post birth
What is FSH?
follicle stimulating hormone, or gonadatropin
What is Clomiphene commonly used for?
to induce ovulation and establish fertility in otherwise unfertile women
What do the hormones PTH and calcitonin regulate?
the body's serum calcium and phosphorus levels, which are important for normal muscle contraction, bone formation, blood coagulation, and nerve impulse conduction
What are common reactions to a release of epinephrine in the body?
a rise in blood pressure, strength and rate of heart beat, blood glucose, metabolic rate, a relaxation of bronchi muscles, coronary and uterine muscles, and dilated pupils
What could a severe deficiency in aldosterone lead to?
low blood pressure and circulatory collapse
What does the corticosteroid aldosterone do?
helps maintain an adequate supply of serum sodium
What are the 3 types of oral contraceptives?
monophasic, biphasic, and triphasic
What type of drug contains the stem -olone in the name?
steroids
What type of drug contains the stem -trexate in the name?
antimetabolites
What are Antimetabolites typically used to treat?
used for cancer therapy, disrupts DNA production
What is the generic name for Medrol?
Methylprednisolone
What is the brand name for Methylprednisolone?
Medrol
What type of drug is Medrol?
is a glucocorticoid, a type of steroid