Central Nervous System Stimulants

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Central Nervous System Stimulants

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

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