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  • 1. 
    The impulses related to acute pain are usually transmitted by:
    • A. 

      A. nociceptors

    • B. 

      B. myelinated A delta fibers

    • C. 

      C. unmyelinated C fibers

    • D. 

      D. any sensory fiber with a low pain threshold


  • 2. 
    In which structure do pain impulses ascend the spinal cord?
    • A. 

      A. the reticular formation

    • B. 

      B. the corticospinal tract

    • C. 

      C. the spinothalamic tract

    • D. 

      D. the relevant dermatome


  • 3. 
    According to the gate-control theory, passage of pain impulses may be naturally blocked:
    • A. 

      A. at the synapse by entry of other sensory impulses

    • B. 

      B. by the stress response

    • C. 

      C. by administration of morphine directly into the spinal cord

    • D. 

      D. by referring the pain to other parts of the body


  • 4. 
    What is the term used to describe the degree of pain that is endured before an individual takes action?
    • A. 

      A. pain threshold

    • B. 

      B. referred pain

    • C. 

      C. phantom pain

    • D. 

      D. pain tolerance


  • 5. 
    Pain perceived in the left arm during the course of a heart attack is an example of:
    • A. 

      A. referred pain

    • B. 

      B. phantom pain

    • C. 

      C. chronic pain

    • D. 

      D. subjective pain response


  • 6. 
    A headache that is related to changes in cerebral blood flow is classified as a/an ________ headache.
    • A. 

      A. tension

    • B. 

      B. sinus

    • C. 

      C. migraine

    • D. 

      D. intracranial


  • 7. 
    What is a common analgesic administered to control a moderate level of pain?
    • A. 

      A. meperidine

    • B. 

      B. acetaminophen

    • C. 

      C. codeine

    • D. 

      D. ibuprofen


  • 8. 
    Which of the following occurs frequently with acute pain but not with chronic pain?
    • A. 

      A. depression and debilitation

    • B. 

      A perception of increased generalized pain and discomfort

    • C. 

      C. fatigue and lower pain tolerance

    • D. 

      D. a stress response


  • 9. 
    What is the role of nociceptors? They are:
    • A. 

      A. pain receptors that are stimulated by thermal, chemical, or physical means

    • B. 

      B. spinal nerves that conduct impulses from specific areas of the skin

    • C. 

      C. responsible for the state of arousal with pain

    • D. 

      D. useful in localizing pain to a specific area of the body


  • 10. 
    Intractable pain is best defined as:
    • A. 

      A. pain that is perceived as occurring in an amputated limb

    • B. 

      B. severe pain that cannot be controlled by medication

    • C. 

      C. pain perceived as coming from a source other than the actual source

    • D. 

      D. pain coming from a specific dermatome


  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is TRUE?
    • A. 

      A. The brain is more aware of pain impulses when the reticular activating system is depressed.

    • B. 

      B. Acute pain does not cause a reflex response at the spinal cord synapses.

    • C. 

      C. Young infants respond to pain with tachycardia and increased blood pressure.

    • D. 

      D. Chronic pain is easier to tolerate without negative effects.


  • 12. 
    Ibuprofen is classified as an NSAID and particularly useful in treating:
    • A. 

      A. severe pain

    • B. 

      B. pain caused by inflammation

    • C. 

      C. intracranial pain

    • D. 

      D. pain in young infants


  • 13. 
    Which of the following analgesics acts to reduce pain at the peripheral site?
    • A. 

      A. acetaminophen

    • B. 

      B. morphine

    • C. 

      C. codeine

    • D. 

      D. intravenous general anesthesia


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