endocrine

  • Pharmacology

    Desmopressin (DDAVP)

    Desmopressin (DDAVP, antidiuretic hormone) is a synthetic analog of vasopressin which can be administered IV, IM, subQ, and orally. Compared…

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  • Pharmacology

    Octreotide

    Sandostatin (octreotide) is a subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous analog to somatostatin – a protein hormone secreted throughout the GI tract…

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  • Pharmacology

    50% Dextrose (D50)

    50% dextrose solution (D50) typically comes as a 50 cc prefilled syringe containing 25 grams of dextrose. As an anesthesiologist…

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  • Pharmacology

    Hydrocortisone

    Hydrocortisone (Solu-Cortef) is a pharmacologic analog of the steroid hormone cortisol (identical structure) that serves as a reference to gauge…

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  • Pharmacology

    Glucagon

    Glucagon (GlucaGen) is a secretin-type peptide hormone made in the pancreas responsible for catabolism primarily to produce glucose via glycogenolysis…

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  • PGY-1

    Stress Dose Steroids, Weaning, and ACTH Stimulation

    Stress dose steroids are used in numerous scenarios including adrenal insufficiency, critical care, and the perioperative period. What’s important to…

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