Nurs 212a - pHarm (pH) - Chapter 31: Adrenergic Blocking Agents

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Nurs 212a - pHarm (pH) - Chapter 31: Adrenergic Blocking Agents

Focus on Nursing Pharmacology Fourth Edition by Amy M. Karch, RN, MS. Published by Lippincott Williams& Wilkins ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-9047-5 ISBN-10: 0-7817-9047-6


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Drugs that block all adrenergic receptors are primarily used to treat
    • A. 

      Respiratory conditions

    • B. 

      Cardiac conditions

    • C. 

      Endocrine conditions

    • D. 

      Pain

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Adrenergic antagonists are also known as
    • A. 

      Sympathomimetic drugs

    • B. 

      Parasympathomimetic drugs

    • C. 

      Narcotics

    • D. 

      Sympatholytic drugs

    • E. 

      Parasympatholytic drugs

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not an indication for Labetalol?
    • A. 

      Hypertension

    • B. 

      Pheocrhomacytoma

    • C. 

      Clonidine withdrawal

    • D. 

      Congestive heart failure

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a contraindication for sympatholytic drugs?
    • A. 

      Heart block

    • B. 

      CHF

    • C. 

      Shock

    • D. 

      Bradycardia

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    True or False:Adrenergic blocking agents competitively block the effects of acetylcholine at the alpha and beta receptors throughout the SNS
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Alpha 1 selective adrenergic blocking agents do not treat
    • A. 

      BPH

    • B. 

      Hypertention

    • C. 

      Angina

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following prevents reinfarction after MI?
    • A. 

      Alpha1-selective adrenergic blocking agents

    • B. 

      Beta-selective adrenergic blocking agents

    • C. 

      Alpha- and beta- adrenergic blocking agents

    • D. 

      Cholinergic blocking agents

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Beta-adrenergic blocking agents competitively block beta receptors in
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Kidney

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C