Drugs and Hormones

Think of hormones as messengers that can increase or decrease tissue, organ, and cellular activities by the amount of hormones that are carried by the blood. Sometimes, through aging or disease, an inappropriate amount of hormones are produced causing the patient to experience adverse reactions.

Hormonal drug therapy is used to return the patient to hormonal balance by either replacing the missing hormone or by inhibiting the secretion of the hor mone. Hormonal drug therapy is used for hormones produced by the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

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