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Free online NCLEX Review for the Complete Idiot. LVN/LPN. Adrenal Gland #2. flashcards for the Complete Idiot. Interventions list, Ketoconazole, Intro to Hyposecretion. Pheochromocytoma, Low Cortisol problems/S&S.

Adrenal Gland. #2. Interventions list, Ketoconazole, Intro to Hyposecretion. Pheochromocytoma, Low Cortisol problems/S&S.
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This is an intervention:
Surgery (if it's d/t a tumor).
This is an intervention:
Alter steroid therapy (lower the dose, 1x/day in the a.m., every other day).
This is an intervention:
Radiation of the Pit. gland.
This is an intervention:
Removal of the Adrenal glands.
This is an intervention:
Glucocorticoid replacement.
This is an intervention:
Mineralocorticoid replacement.
This is an intervention:
Remove one or both Adrenal glands.
This is an intervention:
Alpha Blockers. (Phenoxybenzamine/Dibenzyline) to dilate blood vessels to ctrl acute htn.
This is an intervention:
Beta Blockers-block the heart & lungs beta adrenergic receptor/ reduce fight-or-flight s/s.
This is an intervention:
Radiation of the Adrenal glands.
This is 'Steroid Psychosis':
Mental status changes: Irritability to psychosis.
This med blocks the prod. of adrenal steroids:
Ketoconazole
These results are autoimmune in nature:
Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, or Aldosterone, or both.
This can be Primary or Secondary in origin:
Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, or Aldosterone, or both.
This action occurs when the Adrenal glands are atrophied, small, or misshapen, & are unable to produce adeq. amts of hormones:
Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, or Aldosterone, or both.
This can be d/t: TB, fungal infection, AIDS, cancer, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, bilateral adrenalectomy:
Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone or Aldosterone, or both.
This can secondarily be d/t: 1) Dysfunction of the Pit or Hypothalamus. 2) Prolonged use of corticosteroids (it reduces the man. of hormones & occurs in Pts using long term cort. ther. being dc'd abruptly):
Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone or Aldosterone, or both.
Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, Aldosterone, or both manifests as this:
'Addison's Disease'.
This hormone stimulates the breakdown of carbs:
Cortisol
Low Cortisol l/t these s/s:
Hypoglycemia & lower blood sugar, which leads to weakness, fatigue, wt. loss, confusion, psychosis, anorexia, & n/v (which l/t electrolyte imbalances).
Hypersecretion of Epinepherine & Norepinepherine d/t a tumor is called this condition:
'Pheochromocytoma'.
Ketoconazole does this:
It blocks prod. of adrenal steroids.
These are s/s of low Cortisol:
Hypoglycemia & lower blood sugar, which leads to weakness, fatigue, wt. loss, confusion, psychosis, anorexia, & n/v (which l/t electrolyte imbalances).
This is true:
I'm at Applebee's right now eating chips and salsa.
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