Can You Pass This EMT General Pharmacology Test?

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The Knowledge of Pharmacology is essential for an Emergency Medical Technician(EMT). It is the science of drugs and their effects on the body which incorporates biomedical science, linking together chemistry, physiology and pathology. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge and prepare you for General Pharmacology Test. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    Brand name of a medication.
    • A. 

      Medicinology name

    • B. 

      Generic name

    • C. 

      Trade name

    • D. 

      Chemical name

  • 2. 
    Drug that helps to constrict the blood vessels and relax airway passages; it may be used to counter a severe allergic reaction.
    • A. 

      Ephinephrine

    • B. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Oral glucose

  • 3. 
    Solid form of a drug; compressed powder.
    • A. 

      Capsule

    • B. 

      Gel

    • C. 

      Tablet

    • D. 

      Suspension

  • 4. 
    Powder, usually pre-mixed with water, that will absorb some poisons and help prevent them from being absorbed by the body.
    • A. 

      Activated charcoal

    • B. 

      Antiarrhythmic

    • C. 

      Anticonculsant

    • D. 

      Bronchodilator

  • 5. 
    This gas, in its pure form, is used as a drug to treat any patient whose medical or traumatic condition causes them to be hypoxis, or low in oxygen.
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Nitrate oxide

  • 6. 
    Liquid form of a drug in which a powder is mixed with a slurry or water.
    • A. 

      Capsule

    • B. 

      Pill

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Gel

  • 7. 
    The study of drugs and their effects is called.
    • A. 

      Physiology

    • B. 

      Anatomy

    • C. 

      Medicinology

    • D. 

      Pharmacology

  • 8. 
    Medications that are routinely carried on the EMS unit are
    • A. 

      Activated charcoal, oral glucose, and oxygen

    • B. 

      Oxygen and nitroglycerin

    • C. 

      Epinephrine and prescribed inhalers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Activated charcoal is an example of a
    • A. 

      Liquid for injection

    • B. 

      Prescribed inhaler

    • C. 

      Fine powder for inhalation

    • D. 

      Powder, usually pre-mixed with water

  • 10. 
    Activated charcoal is given to a patient because it
    • A. 

      Can be used in a patient without a gag reflex

    • B. 

      Displaces poisons by surface tension

    • C. 

      Will bind some poisons to its surface

    • D. 

      Prevents the patient from vomiting

  • 11. 
    Poorly managed diabetes can cause
    • A. 

      Absorption of poisons

    • B. 

      Hypoxia, or low oxygen

    • C. 

      Dilation of the coronary arteries

    • D. 

      Altered mental status

  • 12. 
    Oral glucose is given between the patient's cheek and gum because
    • A. 

      This area will cause the patient to regurgitate the stomach's contents

    • B. 

      It will assist in dilating the coronary vessels as much as possible

    • C. 

      This area contains blood vessels that allow easy absorption into the bloodstream

    • D. 

      It will not be aspirated if the patient suddenly becomes unconscious

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Epinephrine auto-injector, a prescribed inhaler, and nitroglycerin

    • B. 

      Insulin, antihypertensives, and anticonvulsants

    • C. 

      Activated charcol, glucose injections, and anticonvulsants

    • D. 

      Home oxygen, antihypertensives, and anti-inflammatories

  • 14. 
    Patients who have a medical history of asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis may carry
    • A. 

      A bronchoconstrictor

    • B. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • C. 

      A bronchodilator

    • D. 

      An epinephrine auto-injector

  • 15. 
    The drug nitroglycerin is used to _______ vessels.
    • A. 

      Constrict the peripheral

    • B. 

      Dilate the peripheral

    • C. 

      Dilate the coronary

    • D. 

      Constrict the coronary

  • 16. 
    The government publication listing all drugs in the United States is called.
    • A. 

      Hazmat Guidebook

    • B. 

      U.S. Pharmacopoeia

    • C. 

      Physician's Desk Reference

    • D. 

      National Medicine Guidebook

  • 17. 
    The name that the manufacturer uses in marketing a drug is called the _____ name.
    • A. 

      Generic

    • B. 

      Original

    • C. 

      Trade

    • D. 

      Official

  • 18. 
    A circumstance in which a drug should not be used because it may cause harm to the patient or offer no effect in improving the patient's condition or illness is called a(n).
    • A. 

      Adverse reaction

    • B. 

      Contraindication

    • C. 

      Side effect

    • D. 

      Indication

  • 19. 
    An action of a drug that is other than the desired action is called.
    • A. 

      Contraindication

    • B. 

      Systemic effect

    • C. 

      Overdose

    • D. 

      Side effect

  • 20. 
    Prior to administering a medication to a patient, you must know all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The route of administration

    • B. 

      The proper dose to administer

    • C. 

      The actions the medication will take

    • D. 

      Both the genertic and chemical names

  • 21. 
    Drugs prescribed for pain relief are called
    • A. 

      Analgesics

    • B. 

      Antiarrhytmics

    • C. 

      Antihypertensivies

    • D. 

      Anticonvulsants

  • 22. 
    Drugs prescribed to reduce high blood pressure are called
    • A. 

      Antyhypertensives

    • B. 

      Antiarrhythmics

    • C. 

      Analgesics

    • D. 

      Anticonvulsants

  • 23. 
    Drugs prescribed for heart rhythm disorders are called
    • A. 

      Antiarrhythmics

    • B. 

      Antidiabetics

    • C. 

      Anticonvulsants

    • D. 

      Bronchodilators

  • 24. 
    Drugs prescribed to relax the smooth muscles of the bronchial tubes are called
    • A. 

      Bronchospasms

    • B. 

      Bronchodilators

    • C. 

      Bronchoconstrictors

    • D. 

      Anticonvulsants

  • 25. 
    Drugs prescribed for prevention and control of seizures are called
    • A. 

      Antidiabetics

    • B. 

      Antihypertensives

    • C. 

      Anticonvulsants

    • D. 

      Antidepressents

  • 26. 
    Drugs prescribed to help regulate the emotional activity of patients to minimize the psychological and emotional peaks and valleys are called
    • A. 

      Antidepressants

    • B. 

      Analgesics

    • C. 

      Anticonvulsants

    • D. 

      Antiarrhythmics