O'Reilly logo

NCLEX®-PN Exam Prep, Second Edition by Clara Hurd, Dr. Diann Sloan, Wilda Rinehart

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4. Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders

The endocrine system comprises glands distributed throughout the body and is responsible for secretion and regulation of hormones. The endocrine system is made up of the following glands:

Pituitary gland

• Adrenal glands

Thyroid gland

• Pancreas

• Parathyroid glands

Ovaries, testes

Figure 4.1 shows a diagram of the endocrine system.

Figure 4.1. Endocrine system.

image

Problems with the endocrine system occur when there is too little production or excess production of hormones. The onset of endocrine disorders can appear suddenly and be life-threatening, or can appear gradually.

Pituitary Gland ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required