Test Your Anesthesia Knowledge! Quiz

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Test your anaesthesia knowledge quiz. Anaesthetics can be of different types, and the most common is the local anaesthetics in which one is made numb but is still awake to see what is happening to their body. Do you know some of the things to look out for when it comes to local anaesthesia and how to manage some of the effects the patients may have? This quiz is a perfect way to test your memory out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Local anesthetics all have the suffix:
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Caine

    • C. 

      Ine

    • D. 

      Ane

  • 2. 
    Esters are metabolized by ____ while amides are metabolized by _____
    • A. 

      Liver; blood

    • B. 

      Liver; liver

    • C. 

      Blood; blood

    • D. 

      Blood; liver

  • 3. 
    The tertiary amine of local anesthetics is
    • A. 

      Hydrophobic

    • B. 

      Hydrophylic

  • 4. 
    Benzocaine is different because it lacks a _____ and ___ water-soluble.
    • A. 

      Aromatic; isn't

    • B. 

      Tertiary amine; isn't

    • C. 

      Aromatic; is

    • D. 

      Aromatic; isn't

  • 5. 
    TTX and saxitoxin work on sodium channels by
    • A. 

      Binding outside the membrane

    • B. 

      Making the membrane swell

    • C. 

      Binding inside the membrane

  • 6. 
    Benzocaine, alcohol, and general anesthetics work on sodium channels by
    • A. 

      Binding outside the membrane

    • B. 

      Binding inside the membrane

    • C. 

      Making the membrane swell

  • 7. 
    Local anesthetics work on sodium channels by
    • A. 

      Binding outside the membrane

    • B. 

      Making the membrane swell

    • C. 

      Binding inside the membrane

  • 8. 
    Local anesthetics are
    • A. 

      Weak acids

    • B. 

      Weak bases

    • C. 

      Strong acids

    • D. 

      Strong bases

  • 9. 
    At rest, m gates are ____ and h gates are _____
    • A. 

      Open; open

    • B. 

      Open; closed

    • C. 

      Closed; closed

    • D. 

      Closed; open

  • 10. 
    When inactive, m gates are ___ and h gates are ___
    • A. 

      Open; open

    • B. 

      Open; closed

    • C. 

      Closed; closed

    • D. 

      Closed; open

  • 11. 
    PH-pKa = Log ( ____/ _____)
    • A. 

      Acid; base

    • B. 

      Base; acid

    • C. 

      Unprotonated; protonated

    • D. 

      Protonated; unprotonated

  • 12. 
    The active form of a local anesthetic is the
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Salt

  • 13. 
    The form of local anesthetic that can cross the membrane is the
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Salt

  • 14. 
    Low doses of local anesthetic block ____ information and high doses block ____ information.
    • A. 

      Motor; sensory

    • B. 

      Sensory; sensory and motor

    • C. 

      Sensory and motor; sensory and motor

    • D. 

      Sensory and motor; motor only

  • 15. 
    Anesthetics (except cocaine) are vaso-
    • A. 

      Dilators

    • B. 

      Constrictors

  • 16. 
    Epi is given as a vaso-
    • A. 

      Dilator

    • B. 

      Constrictor

  • 17. 
    Because cocaine is a vasoconstrictor, it's good for surgery on the _________
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Nose

    • C. 

      Throat

    • D. 

      Arm

    • E. 

      Stomach

  • 18. 
    Accidentally injecting an anesthetic into a blood vessel will result in
    • A. 

      Arrhythmia

    • B. 

      Convulsion

    • C. 

      Headache

    • D. 

      High body temperature

    • E. 

      No side effect

  • 19. 
    A good pre-op anti-anxiety medication is
    • A. 

      Isofluorane

    • B. 

      Cocaine

    • C. 

      Midazolam

    • D. 

      Suxinylcholam

  • 20. 
    During surgery, the following are monitored:
    • A. 

      Temp

    • B. 

      Bp

    • C. 

      Hr

    • D. 

      O2

    • E. 

      CO2

  • 21. 
    Endotracheal tubes are needed for surgery on the
    • A. 

      Leg

    • B. 

      Face

    • C. 

      Arm

    • D. 

      Stomach

    • E. 

      Brain

  • 22. 
    Nicotinic blockers that mimic curare are given as muscle relaxants.  Vecuronium and rocuronium are preferred because pancuronium ____ by blocking NE reuptake.
    • A. 

      Raises bp

    • B. 

      Lowers bp

    • C. 

      Raises hr

    • D. 

      Lowers hr

  • 23. 
    For intubation, ____ is administered.
    • A. 

      Cocaine

    • B. 

      Fentanyl

    • C. 

      Suxinylcholine

    • D. 

      Midazolam

  • 24. 
    A depolarizing blockade caused by succinylcholine works by
    • A. 

      Keeping sodium channels active

    • B. 

      Keeping sodium channels resting

    • C. 

      Keeping sodium channels inactive

  • 25. 
    To reverse muscle paralysis, you may give
    • A. 

      Edrophonium

    • B. 

      Neostigmine

    • C. 

      Atropine

    • D. 

      Physostigmine

    • E. 

      Curare

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