Pain Medication: How Much You Know? Quiz

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Pain medication: how much you know quiz. Pain Medications are given to patients to help ease their pain either from an injury, disorder or surgery. These medications come in different types, and most of them are not off the counter. There are two main types of OTC pain medicines which are acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In this quiz, you will get to learn more about different types of drugs and see if you know as much as you think.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    These block inflammation.
    • A. 

      NSAIDs

    • B. 

      Steroids

    • C. 

      Acetaminophen

  • 2. 
    Steroids are:
    • A. 

      Weak but specific

    • B. 

      Potent and specific

    • C. 

      Potent but nonspecific

    • D. 

      Potent but free of side effects

  • 3. 
    Opioids act in
    • A. 

      The spinal cord and brain

    • B. 

      The brain only

    • C. 

      The spinal cord only

    • D. 

      The spinal cord and site of stimulation

  • 4. 
    Steroids block the formation of arachidonic acid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Prostanoids lead to formation of
    • A. 

      Prostaglandin

    • B. 

      Leukotrienes

    • C. 

      Thromboxane

    • D. 

      Cox 1 and 2

  • 6. 
    This is only present if there is inflammation.
    • A. 

      Cox 1

    • B. 

      Cox 2

  • 7. 
    I come from willow tree bark, irreversibly inhibit cox 1, and modify cox 2 activity, but can cause GI side effects.  Who am I?
    • A. 

      Tylenol

    • B. 

      Advil

    • C. 

      Aspirin

    • D. 

      Nyquil

  • 8. 
    I block cox 1 and 2 both.  Who am I?
    • A. 

      Tylenol

    • B. 

      Advil

    • C. 

      Aspirin

    • D. 

      Nyquil

    • E. 

      Cocaine

  • 9. 
    I reduce pain via the CNS.  Who am I?
    • A. 

      Tylenol

    • B. 

      Aspirin

    • C. 

      Nyquil

    • D. 

      Advil

    • E. 

      LSD

  • 10. 
    Why do NSAIDs cause tummy aches?
    • A. 

      Blocking cox 2 blocks gastric mucosa turnover

    • B. 

      Blocking cox 1 blocks gastric mucosa turnover

    • C. 

      NSAIDs are acidic

    • D. 

      NSAIDs are basic

  • 11. 
    Why is it surprising that Vioxx and Celebrex lead to stroke and cardiac problems?
    • A. 

      They only block cox 2

    • B. 

      They only block cox 1

    • C. 

      They block cox 1 and 2 equally

    • D. 

      They work via the CNS

  • 12. 
    Pain can be greatly reduced by killing these receptors
    • A. 

      Glutamate

    • B. 

      Capsaicin

    • C. 

      Garlic

    • D. 

      Mustard oil

    • E. 

      Kimchee

  • 13. 
    I am from opium.
    • A. 

      Opioid

    • B. 

      Opiate

  • 14. 
    I act on opioid receptors, but I'm a fake.
    • A. 

      Opioid

    • B. 

      Opiate

  • 15. 
    Morphine acts on
    • A. 

      Mu receptors

    • B. 

      Kappa receptors

    • C. 

      Delta receptors

    • D. 

      Orphan receptors

    • E. 

      Adopted receptors

  • 16. 
    Naloxone acts by
    • A. 

      Mimicking morphine

    • B. 

      Activating opioid receptors

    • C. 

      Blocking opioid receptors

  • 17. 
    The Gi beta-gamma couple activates potassium channels only in
    • A. 

      Mu receptors

    • B. 

      Kappa receptors

    • C. 

      Delta receptors

    • D. 

      Orphan receptors

    • E. 

      Married receptors

  • 18. 
    Opioid potassium channel activation occurs.
    • A. 

      Postsynaptically

    • B. 

      Presynaptically

    • C. 

      Intrasynaptically

  • 19. 
    NSAIDs and opioids can be safely combined.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Opioids cause all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Analgesia

    • B. 

      Euphoria

    • C. 

      Sedation

    • D. 

      Nausea

    • E. 

      Pupil dilation

  • 21. 
    Opioids get their anxiolytic effects by blocking.
    • A. 

      Ach

    • B. 

      Epi

    • C. 

      NE

    • D. 

      Glutamate

  • 22. 
    Opioid overdose can be lethal due to
    • A. 

      Excessive vomiting

    • B. 

      Euphoria-induced suicidality

    • C. 

      Excessive cough suppression

    • D. 

      Decreased respiration

  • 23. 
    Diarrhea medications like loperamide and diphenoxylate are opioids that
    • A. 

      Can cross the BBB

    • B. 

      Can't cross the BBB

  • 24. 
    Opioids addicts are itchy because
    • A. 

      They are dirty

    • B. 

      Opioids block the action of allergy medication

    • C. 

      Opioids cause histamine release

    • D. 

      Everyone is allergic to opioids

    • E. 

      Opioids attract bugs to bite

  • 25. 
    Tolerance develops for all the symptoms except
    • A. 

      Dry throat

    • B. 

      Miosis

    • C. 

      Euphoria

    • D. 

      GI agitation