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Pharmacology Final

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Introduction to pharmacology exam for the medical assistant. This quiz involves drug names, classifications, schedules, and drug reactions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most frequently used routes of administering drugs to a patient?
    • A. 

      Oral and Sublingual

    • B. 

      Sublingual and Buccal

    • C. 

      Oral and Parenteral

    • D. 

      Direct application and rectal

  • 2. 
    What is the therapeutic medical use of drugs for?
    • A. 

      To kill or remove the causative agent

    • B. 

      Treatment of a condition to relieve

    • C. 

      Used in conjunction with radiology and diagnostic imaging procedure to help the physician pinpoint the location of a disease

    • D. 

      To ward off the severity of a disease

    • E. 

      To replace substances that are normally found in the body

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Treatment of a condition to relieve

    • B. 

      To replace substances that are normally found in the body

    • C. 

      To ward off the severity of a disease

    • D. 

      Used in conjunction with radiology and diagnostic imaging procedure to help the physician pinpoint the location of a disease

    • E. 

      To kill or remove the causative agent

  • 4. 
    What are replacement drugs used for?
    • A. 

      Used in conjunction with radiology and diagnostic imaging procedure to help the physician pinpoint the location of a disease

    • B. 

      To kill or remove the causative agent

    • C. 

      To ward off the severity of a disease

    • D. 

      To replace substances that are normally found in the body

    • E. 

      Treatment of a condition to relieve

  • 5. 
    Why are curative drug used?
    • A. 

      To kill or remove the causative agent

    • B. 

      To replace substances that are normally found in the body

    • C. 

      To ward off the severity of a disease

    • D. 

      Treatment of a condition to relieve

    • E. 

      Used in conjunction with radiology and diagnostic imaging procedure to help the physician pinpoint the location of a disease

  • 6. 
    How are drugs used in diagnostic medicine?
    • A. 

      To ward off the severity of a disease

    • B. 

      To kill or remove the causative agent

    • C. 

      Treatment of a condition to relieve

    • D. 

      Used in conjunction with radiology and diagnostic imaging procedure to help the physician pinpoint the location of a disease

    • E. 

      To replace substances that are normally found in the body

  • 7. 
    How are out dated controlled substances disposed of?
    • A. 

      Rinsed down the drain

    • B. 

      Flushed down the toilet

    • C. 

      Thrown in the garbage

    • D. 

      Returned to the Pharmacy where they were purchased

  • 8. 
    What classification is used to relieve seizures?
    • A. 

      Antihyperlipidemic

    • B. 

      Antianxiety

    • C. 

      Antihypertensive

    • D. 

      Anticonvulsant

  • 9. 
    What is the most important guideline to teach a patient that is taking a prescription drug?
    • A. 

      Keep away from Children

    • B. 

      Take as Directed

    • C. 

      Do not use unless under the care of a physician

    • D. 

      Finish all medication even if you feel better

  • 10. 
    What schedule drug has high abuse potential and requires form DEA #222?
    • A. 

      Schedule III

    • B. 

      Schedule II

    • C. 

      Schedule IV

    • D. 

      Schedule V

    • E. 

      Schedule I

  • 11. 
    How is the route of administration determined?
    • A. 

      Action of medication

    • B. 

      The physical and emotional state of patient

    • C. 

      Characteristics of the drug

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 12. 
    What is it called when one drug increases or counteracts the action of another?
    • A. 

      Adverse reaction

    • B. 

      Synergistic action

    • C. 

      Systemic effect

    • D. 

      Allergic reaction

    • E. 

      Side effect

  • 13. 
    What is the classification of an antibacterial drug?
    • A. 

      Antibiotic

    • B. 

      Antihypertensive

    • C. 

      Anticonvulsant

    • D. 

      Antihistamine

  • 14. 
    Brand name.
    • A. 

      Drugs official name

    • B. 

      Begins with a lower case letter

    • C. 

      Indicates the name is registered and protected for 17 years

    • D. 

      Monitored by the DEA every 2-3 years

  • 15. 
    What is the purpose of the FDA?
    • A. 

      Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

    • B. 

      Regulates food, drugs and cosmetics

    • C. 

      Monitors each physician with a DEA #

    • D. 

      Provides updated drug information every 2-3 years

  • 16. 
    Generic name.
    • A. 

      Drugs official name

    • B. 

      Indicates the name is registered and protected for 17 years

    • C. 

      Describes the molecular structure of a drug

    • D. 

      Begins with a lower case letter

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Tranquilizer

    • B. 

      Antianxiety

    • C. 

      Hypnotic

    • D. 

      Sedative

  • 18. 
    When is an inventory of a schedule drug submitted and where?
    • A. 

      Every 1-2 years, DEA

    • B. 

      Every 6 months, FDA

    • C. 

      Every 2-3 months , DEA

    • D. 

      Every 2-3 years, DEA

  • 19. 
    Why do patients buy OTC medications? Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      To save money

    • B. 

      Because they cannot afford to see a doctor

    • C. 

      The FDA considers them to be safe without a physicians advise

    • D. 

      To avoid seeing the doctor

  • 20. 
    Pharmacology is thee study of
  • 21. 
    What is the purpose of antianemics?
    • A. 

      To reduce tension

    • B. 

      To replace iron

    • C. 

      To ward off infection

    • D. 

      To reduce swelling

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Administer medicine

    • B. 

      Patient education

    • C. 

      To administer injections

    • D. 

      To review the physicians prescriptions

  • 23. 
    The route of a drug refers to?
    • A. 

      How it is prescribed

    • B. 

      How it is taken

    • C. 

      The form it is in

    • D. 

      How it is administered

  • 24. 
    Drug interaction is?
    • A. 

      A patients has an allergic reaction

    • B. 

      When a drug increase or diminishes the action of another drug

    • C. 

      When a drug interacts within the body

    • D. 

      When a drug has a side effect

  • 25. 
    Prescribe means.
    • A. 

      To give a drug to take a later time

    • B. 

      To give a verbal order of medicine

    • C. 

      To give a written order of medicine

    • D. 

      To administer medication by mouth

  • 26. 
    What expired drugs are disposed of by rinsing down the sink?
    • A. 

      Liquids and ointments

    • B. 

      Capsules

    • C. 

      Tablets

    • D. 

      Suppositories

  • 27. 
    Why do MA's keep a separate drug log on controlled substances?
    • A. 

      For the DEA

    • B. 

      For the FDA

    • C. 

      Loss or theft

    • D. 

      To keep physician' s DEA registration

  • 28. 
    Name 2 common compounds extracted from the adrenal glands of animals.
    • A. 

      Adrenalin and insulin

    • B. 

      Cortisone and ephinepherine

    • C. 

      Adrenalin and cortisone

    • D. 

      Pectin and cortisone

  • 29. 
    What classification causes sleep?
    • A. 

      Sedative

    • B. 

      Analgesic

    • C. 

      Hypnotic

    • D. 

      Tranquilizer

  • 30. 
    Where is buccal medication placed?
    • A. 

      Under the tongue

    • B. 

      In the ear

    • C. 

      The rectum

    • D. 

      In the cheek

  • 31. 
    When is the use of intravenous medication usually needed?
    • A. 

      When rapid action is desired

    • B. 

      When administering liquid drugs

    • C. 

      When direct application is required

    • D. 

      When an injection is called for

  • 32. 
    Chemical name.
    • A. 

      Drugs official name

    • B. 

      Begins with a capital letter

    • C. 

      Is registered and protected by the FDA for 17 years

    • D. 

      Describes the molecular structure of a drug

  • 33. 
    Schedule III
    • A. 

      Have the lowest abuse potential of controlled substance

    • B. 

      Have a low-to-moderate potential for physical dependence, yet have a high potential for psychological dependency.

    • C. 

      Have high abuse potential but have been accepted for use in the US

    • D. 

      Can lead to physical or psychological dependency

  • 34. 
    Dispense means.
    • A. 

      To give a written order to be taken to the pharmacists to be filled

    • B. 

      To give to the patient by mouth or injection

    • C. 

      To give the medication ordered to be taken at a later time

    • D. 

      The quanity of medication that is given

  • 35. 
    The classification of a drug used to relieve a mild allergic reaction?
    • A. 

      Anticonvulsant

    • B. 

      Anticoagulant

    • C. 

      Antihistamine

    • D. 

      Antiinflammtaory

  • 36. 
    Contraindications means.
    • A. 

      Drug is safe

    • B. 

      Drug should not be give to specific person

    • C. 

      Drug should not be taken

    • D. 

      Drug has side effects

  • 37. 
    Schedule V
    • A. 

      Have high abuse potential but have been accepted for use in the US

    • B. 

      Have the lowest abuse potential of controlled substances.

    • C. 

      Can lead to physical or psychological dependency

    • D. 

      Have a low-to-moderate potential for physical dependence, yet have a high potential for psychological dependency.

  • 38. 
    Name 2 drugs that include anticoagulants?
    • A. 

      Coumadin and trimox

    • B. 

      Trimox and heparine

    • C. 

      Heparine and coumadin

    • D. 

      Heparine sodium and coumadin