Corticosteroids Nursing Considerations

corticosteroids nursing considerations

Corticosteroids Nursing Implications Corticosteroids Nursing Pharmacology Corticosteroids are a class of drug that are used to reduce inflammation in the body as well as to control overactive immune system activity and hormonal imbalances. Corticosteroids mimics cortisol, a hormone that is naturally produced in the adrenal glands. Cortisol plays an important role in metabolism, as well … Read more

Cholinergic Agonists Nursing Considerations

Cholinergic Agonists Nursing Considerations

Cholinergic Agonists Nursing Implications Cholinergic agonists Nursing Pharmacology Cholinergic agonists are agents that act on the parasympathetic nervous system. These are drugs that mimic or modify the effects of acetylcholine (ACh) increasing the activity at the ACh receptor sites. ACh is the primary neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). Cholinergic agonists activate the PNS … Read more

Statins Nursing Considerations

statins nursing considerations

Statins Nursing Implications Nursing Pharmacology Study Guide for Statins Statins are chemically modified drugs that are prescribed to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” levels in the body. They are also known as hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase enzyme inhibitors and are synthesized from the products of fungi. Statins are widely used in the treatment of … Read more