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MACE Exam Cram: Medication Aide Certification Exam by Marty Walker, Linda Whitenton

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Chapter Fourteen. Medications Affecting the Endocrine System

Medical Term Hot List

Antidiabetic agents

Antithyroid agents

Cretin

Exophlthalmos

Hyperglycemia

Hyperthyroidism

Hypoglycemia

Hypothyroidism

Insulin

Iodine

Lactic acid

Lactic acidosis

Myxedema

Thyroid-stimulating hormone

Thyroid-replacement hormones

Thyroxine

Trophic

Structure and Function of the Endocrine System

Note

The review here is restricted to the thyroid and pancreas glands.

Secretion of hormones from specialized glands that regulate metabolic activities is the work of the endocrine system (namely, the thyroid and the pancreas). Hormones are chemical transmitters secreted by the glands in response to stimulation from the hypothalamus in the ...

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