Endocrine System Test

  1. Anybody have suggestions on how to study the Endocrine system. I only have 3 tests and a final left and can not afford to fail another test. The Endocrine test is next Tues.
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  3. by   surfer betty crocker
    hi, for endocrine here are some suggestions that have worked for me: know your hormones! where they originate from, mechanism of action--from there you can think your way through signs/symptoms of 'too much' or too little. it can be overwhelming a bit overwhelming but just break it down beginning with "____ is the master gland" and "______ is the glandular connection between the nervous system to the endocrine system" draw a map of hypothalamus---pituitary---thyroid---adrenals---try and talk it out, even aloud to yourself. employ whatever helps you learn--talking, pictures, drawing, writing, or just plain reading N comprehension. hope this helps.
  4. by   Daytonite
    is this for nursing or anatomy/physiology classes?

    if for nursing the two biggies to know are diabetes and hyper/hypo thyroidism and how they affect the body and other body systems. there are hundreds of websites where you can get all kinds of information about the different types of diabetes. you also need to be able to know about the different insulins as well as the oral agents. there is a lot of research coming in these days on diet and the type ii diabetic which you really need to know. you need to know the difference between the two types of diabetes and how their pathophysiologies differ since their treatment is based on this.

    http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vu...linic&doc=5555 - "learn about diabetes" from vanderbilt eskind diabetes center

    http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/webpa.../diabetes.html - diabetes tutorial from the university of utah school of medicine with links to slides of tissues

    http://diabetes.healthcentersonline.com/ - diabetes health online. has a lot of good information on the types of dm, signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, insulin and other drugs used to treat it, procedures and tests as well as animations about disease conditions related to diabetes.

    http://www.isletsofhope.com/ - islets of hope. lots of information about diabetes and related subjects.

    http://flightline.highline.edu/drydb..._resources.htm - diabetes resources from one of the nursing schools. links to primary care, medications, foot care and education. the link for medications has a very nice chart of all the oral and sq medications.

    http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pub...s_ez/index.htm - from the national diabetes information clearinghouse, "medicines for people with diabetes". this is a patient teaching site that addressed both oral meds and injectable insulin. a link in the text http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pub...ic.htm#insulin takes you to a page of more specific information on the medications.

    here are previous posts with links to information for help with endocrine anatomy:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/1643388-post5.html
    http://allnurses.com/forums/1758341-post4.html

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