Parkinsonism: Symptoms And Diagnosis! Trivia Knowledge Quiz

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Parkinsonism: Symptoms And Diagnosis! Trivia Knowledge Quiz

The trivia knowledge quiz below is on Parkinsonism and tests you on the symptoms and diagnosis. This is generally a condition in which a patient exhibits the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease though they are different. Take up this quiz and get to see just how well you can distinguish the two and avoid misdiagnosis. Give it a try and all the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A 51-year-old patient with parkinsonism is being maintained on levodopa-carbidopa with adjunctive use of low doses of Entacapone, but continues to have off-periods of akinesia. The most appropriate drug to rescue the patient is:
    • A. 

      Apomorphine

    • B. 

      Benztropine

    • C. 

      Carbidopa

    • D. 

      Selegiline

  • 2. 
    A patient with parkinsonism is being treated with levodopa. He suffers from irregular, involuntary muscle jerks that affect the proximal muscles of the limbs. Which of the following statements about these symptoms is accurate?
    • A. 

      Co-administration of muscarinic blockers prevents the occurrence of dyskinesia during treatment with levodopa

    • B. 

      Dyskinesia are less likely to occur if levodopa is administered with carbidopa

    • C. 

      Other drugs that activate dopamine receptors can exacerbate dyskinesia in a patient taking levodopa

    • D. 

      The symptoms are likely to be alleviated by continued treatment with levodopa

  • 3. 
    Which of the following anti-Parkinson drugs may cause peripheral vasospasm?
    • A. 

      Amantadine

    • B. 

      Bromocriptine

    • C. 

      Carbidopa

    • D. 

      Entacapone

  • 4. 
    Peripheral adverse effects of levodopa, including nausea, hypotension, and cardiac arrhythmias, can be diminished by including which of the following drugs in the therapy?
    • A. 

      Amantadine

    • B. 

      Bromocriptine

    • C. 

      Carbidopa

    • D. 

      Entacapone

  • 5. 
    Concerning the drugs used in parkinsonism. which of the following statements is accurate?
    • A. 

      Levodopa causes postural hypotension

    • B. 

      Useful therapeutic effects of amantadine continue for several years

    • C. 

      The primary therapeutic benefit of antimuscarinic drugs in parkinsonism is their ability to reliever bradykinesia

    • D. 

      Dopamine receptor against should not be used in Parkinson's disease prior to a trial of levodopa

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