The Endocrine System
This page describes a Qedoc learning module or quiz entitled "The Endocrine System". You can download the module from this page to put on your computer. You can also launch the module straight off the web using the launch quiz link on the right-hand side of this page. Another way to access this quiz is to install the Qedoc Quiz Player and bring up its directory of downloadable quizzes. Whichever way you choose to use it, it's free.
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"In physiology, the endocrine system is a system of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone into the bloodstream to regulate the body. The endocrine system is an information signal system like the nervous system. Hormones regulate many functions of an organism, including mood, growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism. The field of study that deals with disorders of endocrine glands is endocrinology, a branch of internal medicine." (Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_system)
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- A client presents with diaphoresis, palpitations, jitters, and tachycardia approximately 1 1/2 hours after taking his regular morning insulin. Which of the following treatments is appropriate for this client?
- Jessa had been hospitalized for a week for studies to confirm a diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism. All of the following results are consistent with her diagnosis excet for:
- Nursing care for hypothyroidism includes assessing for clinical manifestations associated with hypothyroidism. A manifestation not consistent with her diagnosis is a:
- Because of the thyroid's role in metabolic function, whihc of the following manifestations would you expect in someone with hyperthyroidism?
- Your patient is on long-term glucocorticoid treatments. All of the following are important for her to learn. Which is the most important?
- The nurse would assess for the common manifestation of recurrent laryngeal nerve damage in post thyroidectomy, which is:
- Health teaching for clients with hypothyroidism includes making sure that she knows that iodein-based chemotherapy is:
- For each of the clinical characteristics listed below, choose the assoicted classification of diabetes mellitus.
- The nurse would anticipate administration of which of the following medications to a client with hypothyroidism?
- If thyroxine levels are too hihg, the anterior pituitary gland produces less TSH. What is this example of?
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