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Aldosterone makes up 95% of the _______.
Given with an underproduction of GH
Contraindications to Somatotropin.
children with epiphyseal closure
pts w/ severe renal and hepatic disease
pts with DM
Adverse rxns to Somatotropin.
hyperglycemia & insulin resistance
edema of hands & feet
Drug given when there is an overproduction of GH.
What does ocreotide do in addition to natural hormone?
suppresses GI fxn
Adverse rxns of ocreotide.
immediate yellowing of skin or sclera or
RUQ abdominal pain
Contraindications of Ocreotide.
caution with renal impairment or failure
liver & cardiac disease
Drug given for hypothyroidism.
What does Levothyroxine do?
treats hypothyroidism by increasing metabolic rate
When is Levothyroxine given IV?
for myxedematous coma
Nursing implications for Ocreotide.
Take b/w meals & HS
rotate injection sites
do NOT shake
get to rm temp B4 injection
Nursing implications for Somatropin.
What is the most common autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroid disorders?
What is the most common autoimmune disorder that causes hypothyroid disorders?
What do hypothalamic hormones do?
increase or decrease the hormones released by the pituitary
Primary symptoms of a pituitary tumor and why?
visual changes and H/A
its close proximity to optic chiasm
Most visible signs of hyperthyroidism.
goiter & exopthalmos