Chapter 36.pe - Chapter36 AdrenocorticalAgents

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Chapter 36 Adrenocortical Agents
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Indications for Use of Adrenal Agents Widely used to suppress the immune system  Short-term use to relieve inflammation during acute  stages of illness They do not cure any inflammatory disorders
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Anatomy of the Adrenal Glands Location  Flattened bodies that sit on top of each kidney Composition Adrenal medulla: an inner core that is  part of the  SNS Adrenal cortex: an outer shell that produces  hormones called corticosteroids 
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Controls and Actions of the  Adrenal Glands
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Types of Corticosteroids Androgens Male and female sex hormones Glucocorticoids  Stimulate an increase in glucose levels for  energy  Mineralocorticoids  Affect electrolyte levels and homeostasis  
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Sites of Action of the 
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course RNSG 1301 taught by Professor Loftin during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College.

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Chapter 36.pe - Chapter36 AdrenocorticalAgents

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