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What is caused by a lack of production of the adrenocorticotropic hormones Cortisol and Aldosterone by the adrenal gland?
What should be included in the plan of care for a pt with Addison's disease?
Weigh client daily
Treatment options for what may cause secretion of ADH?
Small cell lung cancer
What does ADH do?
What can excess ADH cause?
Syndrome of Inappropriate Anti-Diuretic Hormone
How does excess fluid affect sodium levels in the blood?
How much are oral fluids restricted in an attempt to restore fluid balance and sodium levels in SIADH pts?
What should be offered to SIADH clients so as to prevent discomfort and oral mucosa breakdown?
Vasopressin causes urine output to?
A urine specific gravity of < 1.005 would indicate that the pt has what disease?
What is the expected reference range for urine specific gravity? (USG)
What is the most comfortable position for a pt who had thyroid surgery?
Hyperthyroidism may result in an overdose of what medication?
Insomnia, tachycardia, and hyperthermia are signs and symptoms of what thyroid disease?
Stressors may trigger what kind of crisis involving the thyroid?
This disease can cause heat intolerance due to increased metabolic rate, which leads to warm flushed moist skin and extreme diaphoresis.
With hypothyroidism, the thyroid needs to stimulated, leading to increased levels of what hormone?
What facial finding will you expect from a pt with myxedema, a severe form of hypothyroidism?
What condition involves non-pitting edema everywhere, especially around the eyes and in the hands and feet?
Alopecia, moon face, purple striations, buffalo hump are classic signs and symptoms of?
Plan of care for what disease involves checking BGL, assessing for neck vein distention, and weighing the client daily?
Prednisone, a corticosteroid, is similar to what glucocorticoid hormone produced by the adrenal glands?
Administration of what can suppress the production of glucocorticoids?
An abrupt withdrawal of a glucocorticoid can lead to what syndrome?
Syndrome of adrenal insufficiency
Acetone odor to breath and ketones in urine are signs and symptoms of?
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