Central Nervous System Stimulants

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Central Nervous System Stimulants - Quiz

CNS stimulants and the disorders they treat: ADHD, Narcolepsy, Obesity, and Respiratory distress reversal.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ADHD may be caused by the imbalance of what neurotransmitters?
    • A. 

      Acetylcholine

    • B. 

      Dopamine

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine

    • D. 

      Serotonin

  • 2. 
    Characteristic behaviors of ADHD include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Inattentiveness

    • B. 

      Inability to concentrate

    • C. 

      Hypoactivity

    • D. 

      Impulsivity

  • 3. 
    True or False: A narcoleptic is unable to move and may collapse during episodes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which drug class stimulates the release of norepinephrine and dopamine?
    • A. 

      Analeptics

    • B. 

      Amphetamines

    • C. 

      Muscle relaxants

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements would be included in client teaching when administering Methylphenidate (Ritalin) ?
    • A. 

      Monitor weight twice a week and report weight loss

    • B. 

      Report bradycardia and dysrhythmias

    • C. 

      It is safe for nursing mothers

  • 6. 
    True or False: Administration of anorexients should range from 12 to 16 weeks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the primary use of analeptics?
    • A. 

      To decrease muscle spasms

    • B. 

      To suppress appetite

    • C. 

      To stimulate respiration

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not an analeptic?
    • A. 

      Theophylline

    • B. 

      Phenylpropanolamine

    • C. 

      Caffeine

  • 9. 
    Doxapram (Dopram), a CNS respiratory stimulant, is used to treat respiratory depression caused by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Drug overdose

    • B. 

      COPD

    • C. 

      Pre/post anesthetic respiratory depression

  • 10. 
    What is a difference between migraine headaches and cluster headaches?
    • A. 

      Cluster headaches are nonthrobbing pain; Migraines are throbbing pain

    • B. 

      Migraines are not associated with nausea; Cluster headaches are

    • C. 

      Cluster headaches occur more in women; Migraines occur more in men

  • 11. 
    The most recently developed group of drugs for the treatment of migraine headaches are __________?
    • A. 

      Ergot alkaloids

    • B. 

      Amphetamine-like drugs

    • C. 

      Triptans

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