Anxiolytics

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Medication Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is the mechanism of action of benzodiazepines?
    • A. 

      Increase affinity of GABA receptor for GABA, increasing channel opening, increasing Cl- influx into cell, causing hyperpolarisation, decreasing excitability of neurons

    • B. 

      Increase affinity of GABA receptor for bdzs, increasing channel opening, increasing Cl- influx into cell, causing depolarisation, decreasing excitability of neurons

    • C. 

      Increase affinity of GABA receptor for GABA, increasing channel opening, increasing Cl- influx into cell, causing rapid repolarisation, increasing excitability of neurons

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Reduction of anxiety/aggression; increased drowsiness; reduction of muscle tone; anticonvulsant

    • B. 

      Reduction of anxiety but not aggression; sedation and induction of sleep; increased muscle tone; anticonvulsant

    • C. 

      Reduction of anxiety/aggression; sedation and induction of sleep; reduction of muscle tone; anticonvulsant

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are examples of short and long acting bdzs?
    • A. 

      Short - nordiazepam; long - oxazepam

    • B. 

      Short - temazepam; long - nordiazepam

    • C. 

      Short - oxazepam; long - nordiazepam

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a bdz antagonist and what is its purpose?
    • A. 

      Flumazenizenil; reverses effects of bdzs in case of poisoning

    • B. 

      Zolpidem; reverses effects of bdzs in cause of adverse effects

    • C. 

      Amitriptyline; prolongs effects of bdzs

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are examples of 5-HT agonists?
    • A. 

      Buspirone; tandospirone

    • B. 

      Citalopram; zolpidem

    • C. 

      Quinidine; lidocaine

  • 6. 
    B-blockers mainly target...
    • A. 

      Sleep disturbance; aggression

    • B. 

      Sweating; tremor; tachycardia

    • C. 

      Apprehension; dread