The Ultimate Drugs And Pharmaceuticals Quiz

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The Ultimate Drugs And Pharmaceuticals Quiz

How well do you know about various organic drugs? Do you know what is vasodilator? Are you aware of calcium channel blocking? Take our online quiz to test your knowledge about drugs and pharmaceuticals and learn more information as you play. 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Verapamil is classified as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Phenylalkylamines

    • B. 

      Benzothiazepines

    • C. 

      Dihydropyridines

  • 2. 
    Diltiazem is classified as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Phenylalkylamines

    • B. 

      Benzothiazepines

    • C. 

      Dihydropyridines

  • 3. 
    Nifedipine and Amlodipine are classified as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Phenylalkylamines

    • B. 

      Benzothiazepines

    • C. 

      Dihydropyridines

  • 4. 
    Calcium channel blockers inhibit contraction of which one?
    • A. 

      Arteries

    • B. 

      Veins

  • 5. 
    Calcium channel blockers have little or no effect on which of the following?
    • A. 

      Veins

    • B. 

      Arteries

    • C. 

      Preload

    • D. 

      Afterload

  • 6. 
    Blockade of L type calcium channels (by calcium channel blockers) has a direct negative ___ effect on the heart.
    • A. 

      Inotropic (force of contraction)

    • B. 

      Chronotropic (heart rate)

    • C. 

      Dromotropic (conduction)

  • 7. 
    Which drugs do not have significant direct effects on the AV conduction system or the SA node, therefore they do not have direct effects on conduction or automaticity.
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 8. 
    Which of the following drugs bind preferentially to the inactivated state of the channel and thus keep the channels inactivated for a longer period of time?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 9. 
    The calcium channel blockade caused by which of the following drugs is "use dependent" which means that these drugs are more effective if the channels are frequently opening and closing (e.g. tachycardia)?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 10. 
    Which of the following calcium channel blockers causes VASODILATION of arterial resistance vessels, decreased AFTERLOAD, and a reflex increase in sympathetic stimulation of the heart? The overall effect is an INCREASE in cardiac output.
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 11. 
    Which is the least potent vasodilator?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 12. 
    Which is the most potent vasodilator?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 13. 
    Even though this calcium channel blocker is not the most potent, at doses that cause peripheral vasodilation it has more direct negative chronotropic, dromotropic, and inotropic effects than do the most potent drug. Which drug is this?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 14. 
    Which calcium channel blocker can worsen heart failure and induce constipation?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 15. 
    Which calcium channel blocker has adverse effects of nausea and ankle edema?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 16. 
    Reflex actions of the sympathetic nervous system are more profound in which calcium channel blocker?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 17. 
    Aggregation of MI due to excessive vasodilation is seen more commonly with which calcium channel blocker?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

  • 18. 
    Which of the following calcium channel blockers have no known side effects with the intravenous route of administration?
    • A. 

      Verapamil

    • B. 

      Diltiazem

    • C. 

      Nifedipine

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