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P268 Acute Adrenal Insufficiency

  • About This Course

Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones, primarily cortisol; but may also include impaired production of aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid), which regulates sodium conservation, potassium secretion, and water retention.

Learning Outcomes


  • To describe and understand how to assess and manage adrenal insufficiency
  • To describe and understand how adrenal insufficiency impacts on dental treatment


On completion of this module you will be able to describe a systematic approach to assessing acute adrenal insufficiently, know how to manage acute adrenal insufficiency, and discuss how acute adrenal insufficiency impacts on dental treatment.

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