discussion wk-2



You  work for a pharmaceutical company where you are assigned the task of  creating new drug therapies to treat thyroid disorders such as  hyperthyroidism (high levels of T3 and T4) and hypothyroidism (low  levels of T3 and T4). Your team has designed a few drugs, and your job  is to identify which drug(s) would be successful in treating thyroid  disorders based on your knowledge of thyroid hormone synthesis. Below is  the list of drugs your team designed (all of these are hypothetical  drugs).

  • Peroxidine: A drug that inhibits thyroid peroxidase from functioning
  • Cimigine: A drug that inhibits potassium/iodine cotransporter
  • Iodimine: A drug that inhibits iodinase from functioning
  • Aldosine: A drug that inhibits production of angiotensinogen from the liver
  • Aldoramine: A drug that inhibits sodium/iodine cotransporter
  • Thyromine: A drug that stimulates thyroglobulin production

Identify  the drug(s) that would be successful in treating hyperthyroidism and  hypothyroidism, and explain why and how they would be successful.

Be  detailed in your explanation and support your answer with facts from  your textbook, research, and articles from scholarly journals. In  addition, remember to add references in APA format to your posts to  avoid plagiarism.

2.  A  tuning fork is placed against the forehead of a patient. The sound is  loudest in the left ear. What can you determine about the patient’s  hearing? What is happening in the left ear and the right ear? Begin your  Internet search with the National Institute of Deafness and Other  Communication Disorders website. Also, search for deafness, hearing, and  cochlea. 

3. Multiple studies conducted in the  United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom show that the  probability of dying in the hospital is higher if you are admitted on  the weekend. Why might this be? What factors might contribute to this  probability?  What could hospitals do to reduce/eliminate this  phenomenon? 

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