Pharmacological Principles! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Pharmacological Principles! Trivia Questions Quiz

There are different types of medications in existence, and each of them has a specific use. The trivia questions quiz below is designed to test your understanding of pharmacological principles as well as test out what you know about the different types of blood. Give it a shot and get to see how well informed you are. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This is a drug that binds to and stimulates the activity of one or more biochemical receptor types in the body.
    • A. 

      Agonist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

  • 2. 
    This is the name that describes a drug's chemical composition and molecular structure:
    • A. 

      Proprietary name

    • B. 

      Generic name

    • C. 

      Chemical name

  • 3. 
    The study of drug-induced congenital anomalies, which deals with the toxic effects that drugs can have on the developing fetus:
    • A. 

      Fetal drug effect

    • B. 

      Duration of action

    • C. 

      Drug-induced teratogenesis

    • D. 

      Adverse fetal drug reaction

  • 4. 
    The broadest term for any undesirable medication-related event inpatient care that is usually iatrogenic in nature (i.e. usually caused by health care professionals but possible by the patient)
    • A. 

      Medication misadventure

    • B. 

      Adverse drug event

    • C. 

      Medication use process

    • D. 

      Adverse drug reaction

  • 5. 
    This is a term used to quantify the extent of drug absorption.
    • A. 

      Metabolism

    • B. 

      Half life

    • C. 

      Bioavailability

    • D. 

      Distribution

  • 6. 
    Which of the following methods of administration are ways to bypass the liver?
    • A. 

      PO

    • B. 

      Vaginal

    • C. 

      IM

    • D. 

      Rectal

    • E. 

      Sublingual

  • 7. 
    Which of the following administration methods encounters the first-pass effect?
    • A. 

      Oral

    • B. 

      Vaginal

    • C. 

      Rectal

    • D. 

      Transdermal

    • E. 

      Inhalation

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are areas of slow drug distribution?
    • A. 

      Muscle

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Skin

    • D. 

      Fat

    • E. 

      Brain

  • 9. 
    Which of the following aid in drug metabolism?
    • A. 

      Skeletal muscle

    • B. 

      Skin

    • C. 

      Oral Mucosa

    • D. 

      Intestinal mucosa

    • E. 

      Plasma

  • 10. 
    How many half-lives does it take for a drug to be considered removed from the body?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      8

  • 11. 
    Which of these drugs has a low therapeutic index?
    • A. 

      Tylenol

    • B. 

      Warfarin

    • C. 

      Coumadin

    • D. 

      Digoxin

    • E. 

      Heparin

  • 12. 
    An eleceated bleeding time (INR) in a patient on Coumadin is a good example of a:
    • A. 

      ADE (Adverse Drug Event)

    • B. 

      ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction)

    • C. 

      PADE (Potential Adverse Drug Event)

    • D. 

      ADWE (Adverse Drug Withdrawal Event)

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is in the therapeutic range for Digoxin?
    • A. 

      1.0ng/ml

    • B. 

      2.0ug/ml

    • C. 

      2.3ng/ml

    • D. 

      0.4ug/lm

    • E. 

      0.2ng/ml

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are in the therapeutic range of fro Lithium?
    • A. 

      0.9mEq/L

    • B. 

      2.2mEq/L

    • C. 

      0.4mg//L

    • D. 

      1.7mg/L

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are within the normal range for Dilantin?
    • A. 

      9mcg/dl

    • B. 

      18mg/ml

    • C. 

      18mcg/dl

    • D. 

      15mg/dl

    • E. 

      15mcg/dl

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is within the therapeutic range for theophylline?
    • A. 

      18mg/ml

    • B. 

      18mcg/dl

    • C. 

      18mcg/ml

    • D. 

      25mg/ml

    • E. 

      25mcg/ml