Central Nervous System Depressants

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Central Nervous System Quizzes & Trivia

Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants are medicines that slow down brain activity and include sedatives, tranquilizers, and hypnotics. These types of drugs are useful for treating anxiety, acute stress reactions and sleep disorders. See what more you know about Barbituates, Benzodiazepines, and Anesthetics by taking the simple test below. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the mildest form of CNS depression, which diminishes physical and mental responses but does not affect consciousness?
    • A. 

      Hypnotic effect

    • B. 

      Anesthesia

    • C. 

      Sedation

  • 2. 
    The hangover side effect with sedative-hypnotics is caused by which types?
    • A. 

      Short acting

    • B. 

      Intermediate acting

    • C. 

      Long acting

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a common side effect of sedative-hypnotics?
    • A. 

      REM rebound

    • B. 

      Excessive depression

    • C. 

      Hypersensitivity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The short acting barbituate pentobarbital (nembutal) is used to do what?
    • A. 

      Induce sleep for those who have difficulty falling asleep

    • B. 

      General anesthetic

    • C. 

      Maintain long periods of sleep for those what have difficulty staying asleep

    • D. 

      Control seizures

  • 5. 
    Your client is taking pentobarbital (nembutal), a barbituate. Which of the following should not be included in your client teaching regarding this drug?
    • A. 

      Instruct client to avoid alcohol, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and narcotics

    • B. 

      Herbal supplements do not interfere with this drug.

    • C. 

      Take 30 minutes before bedtime

    • D. 

      All of the above should be included

  • 6. 
    After receiving spinal anesthesia, the client should remain in what position?
    • A. 

      Upright

    • B. 

      Flat

    • C. 

      Position does not matter

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