Pharmacology: Administration Of Medication Quiz

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Pharmacology: Administration Of Medication Quiz

Whether you’re an aspiring medical professional, pharmacist or someone who will need to have just a vague knowledge of medication administration for their career path – a teacher, for example - the following quiz on pharmacology should give you a decent idea on some of the basics when it comes to administering medical care. Let’s take a look at what you know on the topic already! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What license must a physician have to dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances?
    • A. 

      Lawyers

    • B. 

      Narcotics

    • C. 

      Business

    • D. 

      Occupational

  • 2. 
    Physicians with a narcotics license are required to register on June 30 of each year with                   .
    • A. 

      Food and Drug Administration

    • B. 

      Drug Enforcement Agency

    • C. 

      American Red Cross

    • D. 

      American Medical Association

  • 3. 
    A drug that causes urination is called a(n)                   .
    • A. 

      Diuretic

    • B. 

      Emetic

    • C. 

      Cirrhotic

    • D. 

      Esculent

  • 4. 
    A drug used to relieve a cough is called a(n)                  .
    • A. 

      Antitussive

    • B. 

      Bronchodilator

    • C. 

      Antiseptic

    • D. 

      Antitoxin

  • 5. 
    A drug that neutralizes acidity is called a(n)                 .
    • A. 

      Antidiarrhetic

    • B. 

      Antinauseant

    • C. 

      Antacid

    • D. 

      Placebo

  • 6. 
    A drug that controls appetite is called a(n)                    .
    • A. 

      Appetite suppressor

    • B. 

      Appetite stimulant

    • C. 

      Antispasmodic

    • D. 

      Appetite placebo

  • 7. 
    A drug used to prevent blood from clotting is called a(n)                     .
    • A. 

      Anticholinergic

    • B. 

      Anticoagulant

    • C. 

      Antidote

    • D. 

      Placebo

  • 8. 
    A drug used to control temperature is called a(n)                   .
    • A. 

      Antipyretic

    • B. 

      Antidote

    • C. 

      Anticoagulant

    • D. 

      Analgesic

  • 9. 
    A drug that reduces anxiety is called                      .
    • A. 

      Diuretic

    • B. 

      Tranquilizer

    • C. 

      Vaccine

    • D. 

      Ointment

  • 10. 
    A drug that causes dilation of blood vessels is called a                     .
    • A. 

      Vasodilator

    • B. 

      Vasoconstrictor

    • C. 

      Sedative

    • D. 

      Laxative

  • 11. 
    A drug that decreases congestion is called a                   .
    • A. 

      Suppressant

    • B. 

      Decongestant

    • C. 

      Diuretic

    • D. 

      Sedative

  • 12. 
    A drug that causes that pupil of the eye to dilate is called a                   .
    • A. 

      Myotic

    • B. 

      Mydriatic

    • C. 

      Placebo

    • D. 

      Vaccine

  • 13. 
    A date on a bottle of medication that provides a “use until” date is the                 .
    • A. 

      Manufacture's date

    • B. 

      Outdated or expiration date

    • C. 

      “sell by” date

    • D. 

      Ingredient half-life date

  • 14. 
    A drug that increases urinary output is called a(n)                    .
    • A. 

      Miotic

    • B. 

      Diuretic

    • C. 

      Cytotoxin

    • D. 

      Expectorant

  • 15. 
    A liquid preparation which mixes fine droplets of an oil in water, such as caster oil, is called a(n)               .
    • A. 

      Solution

    • B. 

      Emulsion

    • C. 

      Elixir

    • D. 

      Tinctures

  • 16. 
    Nitroglycerine is used for                       .
    • A. 

      Narcotic overdose

    • B. 

      Inflammatory conditions

    • C. 

      Treatment of angina pectoris

    • D. 

      Anti-anxiety muscle relaxant treatment

  • 17. 
    Hydrocortisone is a drug used to suppress                  .
    • A. 

      Inflammation

    • B. 

      Appetite

    • C. 

      Swelling

    • D. 

      Excretion of urine

  • 18. 
    Schedule I drugs include                               .
    • A. 

      Miscellaneous mixtures containing limited amounts of narcotic drugs

    • B. 

      Substances that have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse

    • C. 

      Minor tranquilizers and hypnotics that have a lesser potential for abuse

    • D. 

      No correct answer

  • 19. 
    Schedule IV drugs include                            .
    • A. 

      Includes various narcotics such as option

    • B. 

      Substances that have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse

    • C. 

      Minor tranquilizers and hypnotics that have a lesser potential for abuse

    • D. 

      No correct answer

  • 20. 
    A small adhesive patch or disc used for administration of drugs is called a(n)                           .
    • A. 

      Transdermal system

    • B. 

      Reservoir system

    • C. 

      Ointment system

    • D. 

      Epidermis system

  • 21. 
    The buccal method of administering a drug is done by                             .
    • A. 

      Placing the medication between the gum and cheek

    • B. 

      Inhalation

    • C. 

      Intramuscular injection

    • D. 

      Intravenous solution

  • 22. 
    Oxygen is ordered as percentage of oxygen concentration and its rate of delivery is written as                         .
    • A. 

      Liters per minute

    • B. 

      Volume per minute

    • C. 

      Degrees per minute

    • D. 

      Percentage per minute

  • 23. 
    A drug that produces sleep is called a(n)                .
    • A. 

      Placebo

    • B. 

      Hypnotic

    • C. 

      Antispasmodic

    • D. 

      Diaphoretic

  • 24. 
    An inactive substance substituted in place of the actual drug to satisfy the patient is called a(n)                    .
    • A. 

      Sedative

    • B. 

      Stimulant

    • C. 

      Placebo

    • D. 

      Antiseptic

  • 25. 
    The abbreviation for elixir is              .
    • A. 

      Elix

    • B. 

      Exr

    • C. 

      Elr

    • D. 

      EX

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