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adrenal gland

ch 18 therapeutic agents for the endocrine system, pharm tech

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Cushing Disease condition of excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone (ATCH) secretion from the anterior pituitary gland; condition of too much cortisol
drug therapy for Cushing Disease Lysodren / mitotane or Metopirone / metyrapone
Lysodren mitotane *Cushing disease
Metopirone metyrapone *Cushing disease
hyperaldosteronism excessive aldosterone secretion by the adrenal glands; aldosterone promotes the excretion of potassium and the retention of sodium and water resulting in hypertension and hypokalemia
drug therapy for hyperaldosteronism hypertension medications and potassium supplements
Addison disease associated with insufficient levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol deficiency, and sometimes aldosterone
drug therapy for Addison disease corticosteroid replacement therapy; the medications are taken for life. The corticosteroid medication, which is usually taken orally (by mouth), replaces the cortisol and aldosterone the body is not producing.
fludrocortisone acetate mineralocorticoid for Addison Disease which mimics the action of aldosterone
Cortef hydrocortisone *glucocorticoids oral for Addison's
Medrol methylprednisolone *glucocorticoids for Addison's
prednisone anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive effects *glucocorticoids for Addison's
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