Pharm - Drug Of Abuse

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  • 1. 
    Directions: questions 1-5 Match each drug with the appropriate description (each lettered option can be selected once, more than once, or not at all): This drug is sometime used to decrease alcohol craving in alcoholics
    • A. 

      Amphetamine

    • B. 

      Buprenorphine

    • C. 

      Cannabinoids

    • D. 

      Caffeine

    • E. 

      Cocaine

    • F. 

      Ethanol

    • G. 

      Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid

    • H. 

      Heroin

    • I. 

      LSD

    • J. 

      Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

    • K. 

      Naloxone

    • L. 

      Nicotine

    • M. 

      Phencyclidine

  • 2. 
    Directions: questions 1-5 Match each drug with the appropriate description (each lettered option can be selected once, more than once, or not at all): This drug acts mainly by increasing the non vescicular release of dopamine from dopaminergic neurons
    • A. 

      Amphetamine

    • B. 

      Buprenorphine

    • C. 

      Cannabinoids

    • D. 

      Caffeine

    • E. 

      Cocaine

    • F. 

      Ethanol

    • G. 

      Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid

    • H. 

      Heroin

    • I. 

      LSD

    • J. 

      Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

    • K. 

      Naloxone

    • L. 

      Nicotine

    • M. 

      Phencyclidine

  • 3. 
    Directions: questions 1-5 Match each drug with the appropriate description (each lettered option can be selected once, more than once, or not at all): The elimination of this drug follows a zero order kinetics
    • A. 

      Amphetamine

    • B. 

      Buprenorphine

    • C. 

      Cannabinoids

    • D. 

      Caffeine

    • E. 

      Cocaine

    • F. 

      Ethanol

    • G. 

      Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid

    • H. 

      Heroin

    • I. 

      LSD

    • J. 

      Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

    • K. 

      Naloxone

    • L. 

      Nicotine

    • M. 

      Phencyclidine

  • 4. 
    Directions: questions 1-5 Match each drug with the appropriate description (each lettered option can be selected once, more than once, or not at all): This drug is used in the heroin detoxification programs
    • A. 

      Amphetamine

    • B. 

      Buprenorphine

    • C. 

      Cannabinoids

    • D. 

      Caffeine

    • E. 

      Cocaine

    • F. 

      Ethanol

    • G. 

      Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid

    • H. 

      Heroin

    • I. 

      LSD

    • J. 

      Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

    • K. 

      Naloxone

    • L. 

      Nicotine

    • M. 

      Phencyclidine

  • 5. 
    Directions: questions 1-5 Match each drug with the appropriate description (each lettered option can be selected once, more than once, or not at all): The central effects of this drug are most likely mediated by the activation of GABA-B receptors  
    • A. 

      Amphetamine

    • B. 

      Buprenorphine

    • C. 

      Cannabinoids

    • D. 

      Caffeine

    • E. 

      Cocaine

    • F. 

      Ethanol

    • G. 

      Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid

    • H. 

      Heroin

    • I. 

      LSD

    • J. 

      Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

    • K. 

      Naloxone

    • L. 

      Nicotine

    • M. 

      Phencyclidine

  • 6. 
    A 28-year-old man was brought to the psychiatric clinic by the police after an attempt to assault a woman in the street. The man presented with elevated mood, rapid speech, muscle-twitching and dilated pupils. He kept on scratching himself repeatedly because he stated that “bugs are crawling under my skin”. Vital sings were: blood pressure 170/105, hear rate 120 bpm, respiration 20 breaths/min. In a short time a stereotyped behavior developed together with paranoid delusions but the man remained oriented and alert. Which of the following drugs most likely caused the syndrome of the patient?
    • A. 

      Marijuana

    • B. 

      LSD

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Ethanol

    • E. 

      Phencyclidine

  • 7. 
    A 44-year-old man was a regular user of high doses of cocaine. Which of the following symptoms and signs was most likely prominent in this person, shortly after the administration of the drug?
    • A. 

      Disorientation in time and space

    • B. 

      Ravenous appetite

    • C. 

      Lethargy

    • D. 

      Stereotyped behavior

    • E. 

      Increased feeling of fatigue

  • 8. 
    The mother of a 16-year-old boy noticed a change in her son’s behavior. When he returned home in the evening after meeting with his friends he was always very hungry, despite having eating his dinner. He always appeared happy, would find everything amusing and laughed a lot. Occasionally his eyes would be rather red. In the morning he was reluctant to go to school and did not appear to care whether he did well or not. A drug with which of the following mechanisms of action was he most likely abusing?
    • A. 

      Activation of cannabinoid receptors

    • B. 

      Blockade of norepinephrine reuptake

    • C. 

      Activation of 5-HT receptors

    • D. 

      Activation of mu receptors

    • E. 

      Blockade of dopaminergic receptors

  • 9. 
    A 18-year-old girl who had never used recreational drugs, smoked three marijuana cigarettes at a party. Which of the following signs and symptoms did the girl most likely experience just after smoking?
    • A. 

      Hypertension

    • B. 

      Increased heart rate

    • C. 

      Depressive mood

    • D. 

      Hyperalgesia

    • E. 

      Improved memory

    • F. 

      Pale skin

  • 10. 
    A 33-year-old man visited his physician office because he started to perceive flashes of color and fleeting movements of strange objects as he entered into a dark room. The man, who was an alcoholic and an occasional user of recreational drugs, took two tablets of an illegal drug while at a dinner party three weeks previously. Which of the following syndromes most likely accounted for the patient’s symptoms?
    • A. 

      Phencyclidine withdrawal

    • B. 

      Heroin withdrawal

    • C. 

      LSD flashbacks

    • D. 

      Cocaine-induced schizophrenic episode

    • E. 

      Amphetamine-induced schizophrenic episode

    • F. 

      Alcohol withdrawal

  • 11. 
    A 42-year-old woman complained to her doctor about increasing anxiety, insomnia, irritability and severe craving for cigarettes. The patient, who was a two pack a day smoker for 15 years, recently quit smoking. The physician ordered a drug that could relieve those symptoms. Which of the following drug was most likely prescribed?
    • A. 

      Naloxone

    • B. 

      Bupropion

    • C. 

      Bromocriptine

    • D. 

      Buprenorphine

    • E. 

      Methyldopa

    • F. 

      Imipramine

  • 12. 
    A 22-year-old man comes to the emergency room complaining of muscle aches, nausea and anxiety. He reports that he is an heroin addict and that he has been smoking occasionally phencyclidine for 6 months. He is sweating, shaking and keeps yawing. Physical examination reveals hyperventilation, hyperthermia, high blood pressure and tachycardia. Pupils were dilated but no nystagmus was observed. Which of the following type of drugs would be more appropriate to provide immediate relief?
    • A. 

      5-HT receptor agonist

    • B. 

      Mu receptor agonist

    • C. 

      Ne reuptake blocker

    • D. 

      GABA receptor agonist

    • E. 

      D2 receptor antagonist

    • F. 

      Alpha-2 receptor antagonist

  • 13. 
    A 38-year-old heroin addict was determined to quit the habit and was admitted to a detoxification clinic. After physical examination ad lab tests, detoxification was started by administration of tapered doses of which of the following drugs?
    • A. 

      Diazepam

    • B. 

      Methadone

    • C. 

      Naloxone

    • D. 

      Phenobarbital

    • E. 

      Codeine

    • F. 

      Pentazocine

  • 14. 
    A 35-year-old body builder man was brought to the emergency room for treatment of traumatic injuries to his legs as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was agitated, hyper aggressive and in rage. He had been restrained by security guards following an altercation with one of the nurses. He denied use of alcohol or other mood altering drugs. Physical examination showed a distraught patient with extensive skin acne. Vital signs were within normal limits and the results of routine drug screen tests for illegal substances were negative. Which of the following drugs could have caused the patient’s behavior?
    • A. 

      Diazepam

    • B. 

      Marijuana

    • C. 

      Heroin

    • D. 

      Mifepristone

    • E. 

      Oxandrolone

    • F. 

      Danazol

  • 15. 
    A 17-year-old girl, who had never used drugs, decided to join in with her friends who where smoking drugged cigarettes. In the first five minutes she experienced euphoria, uncontrollable laughter, depersonalization and sharpened vision. Her concentration became difficult and she noticed that her heart was “pounding”. Her friends noted reddening of conjunctiva but no change in pupil diameter. Which of the following drugs most likely caused the girl’s symptoms?
    • A. 

      Phencyclidine

    • B. 

      Cannabis

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Heroin

    • E. 

      LSD

  • 16. 
    A 40-year-old alcoholic woman was admitted to an alcohol rehabilitation center since she was determined to quit the habit. Which of the following drugs was most likely given to the patient to facilitate avoidance from ethanol dependence, based on research suggesting that compulsive alcohol drinking is influenced by opiate receptor activity?
    • A. 

      Diazepam

    • B. 

      Clonidine

    • C. 

      Disulfiram

    • D. 

      Naltrexone

    • E. 

      Methadone

    • F. 

      Buprenorphine

  • 17. 
    A 27-year-old man with a recent history of drug abuse presented to the emergency room with violent shaking chills. He also complained of restlessness, insomnia, nausea and abdominal cramps, and exhibited profuse sweating, rhinorrhea, yawning and piloerection. He admitted he was out of money and was unable to get the usual supply of the drug he has been using for one year. From which of the following drugs was he most likely experiencing withdrawal?
    • A. 

      Heroin

    • B. 

      Cocaine

    • C. 

      Amphetamines

    • D. 

      LSD

    • E. 

      MDMA

    • F. 

      Phencyclidine

  • 18. 
    A 28-year-old woman was admitted unconscious to emergency room. A friend stated that the woman was a polydrug user and that she self injected a drug IV approximately 45 min prior to admission. Vital sings were: blood pressure 100/50, heart rate 95 bpm, respiration 5 breath/min. Physical examination showed cyanosis and pinpoint pupils. Which of the following drugs did the woman most likely take?
    • A. 

      Amphetamine

    • B. 

      Heroin

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Phencyclidine

    • E. 

      Diazepam

    • F. 

      LSD

  • 19. 
    A 41-year-old man, who has been smoking 2 packs of cigarettes daily for 24 years, decided to stop smoking and asked his family physician about a possible abstinence syndrome. The doctor answered that the most consistent symptoms of nicotine abstinence were which of the following?
    • A. 

      Irritability and restlessness

    • B. 

      Asthenia and sleepiness

    • C. 

      Euphoria and elation

    • D. 

      Tachycardia and hypertension

    • E. 

      Decrease appetite and weight loss

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