Pharmacology Trivia Quiz On Drugs Usage

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Are you taking up the pharmacology course in college? If you said yes then the quiz below is exactly what you need to ensure that you pass the Psalter COLLEGE-PHARMACOLOGY 1-TEST 1. Do give it a shot and be sure to come back for more tests like this that will help in revising for your upcoming exams. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ddrug development is a short and easy process, taking anywhere from 7-12 months and sometimeseven shorter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    it takes 7-12 YEARS not months

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  • 2. 

    The food and drug administration has special programs such as the orphan drug program, accelerated programs for urgent needs, and compassionate use programs to meet certain needs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does have special programs such as the orphan drug program, accelerated programs for urgent needs, and compassionate use programs. These programs are designed to address specific needs in the medical field. The orphan drug program focuses on developing drugs for rare diseases, while accelerated programs aim to expedite the approval process for drugs needed urgently. Compassionate use programs allow patients with serious or life-threatening conditions to access investigational drugs when other treatment options have been exhausted.

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  • 3. 

    The orphan drug act of 1983 was passed to encourage the development and marketing of products used to treat common diseases

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    treats rare diseases

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  • 4. 

    The compassionate access program allows patients to receive drugs that have been approved by the FDA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    receive drugs that HAVE NOT been approved by the FDA

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  • 5. 

    Drug manufacturers provide drugs free of charge to patients who are taking experimental drugs under the compassionate access program

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Drug manufacturers do provide drugs free of charge to patients who are taking experimental drugs under the compassionate access program. This program allows patients with serious or life-threatening conditions to access experimental drugs that have not yet been approved by regulatory authorities. The manufacturers provide these drugs at no cost as a way to provide potential benefits to patients who have exhausted all other treatment options and are in desperate need of alternative therapies. This compassionate access program helps to ensure that patients have access to potentially life-saving treatments, even before they are officially approved for widespread use.

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  • 6. 

    Prescription drugs are drugs that the federal government has designated to be potentially harmful unless a licensed healthcare provider supervises their use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Prescription drugs are classified as potentially harmful because they require the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider. This is because these drugs have the potential to cause adverse effects or interact with other medications, which can be dangerous if not properly monitored. The federal government designates prescription drugs as such to ensure that they are only used under the guidance of a healthcare professional, minimizing the risk of misuse or harm to individuals. Therefore, the statement that prescription drugs are potentially harmful unless supervised by a licensed healthcare provider is true.

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  • 7. 

    Non prescription drugs are also called legend drugs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    PRESCRIPTION drugs are called legend drugs

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  • 8. 

    Non prescription drugs are also referred to as over the counter drugs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Non-prescription drugs are indeed referred to as over-the-counter drugs. These medications can be purchased without a prescription from a healthcare professional and are typically used to treat common ailments such as headaches, colds, and allergies. They are readily available in pharmacies, supermarkets, and convenience stores, allowing individuals to self-diagnose and self-treat minor health issues. This distinction is important as prescription drugs require a doctor's authorization and are typically used for more serious medical conditions.

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  • 9. 

    The most closely monitored drugs are controlled substances

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Controlled substances are drugs that have a high potential for abuse and addiction. They are closely monitored by the government and law enforcement agencies to prevent their misuse and illegal distribution. This monitoring includes strict regulations on their production, distribution, and prescription. Therefore, it can be inferred that controlled substances are the most closely monitored drugs.

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  • 10. 

    Psychological dependence is a compulsive need to use a substance time after time to avoid mild to severe withdrawal symptoms

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    false because its physical dependence NOT psychological

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  • 11. 

    After approving a drug which is NOT a category assigned by the food and drug administration

    • A.

      Prescription

    • B.

      Non prescription

    • C.

      Controlled substance

    • D.

      Noncontrolled substance

    Correct Answer
    D. Noncontrolled substance
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assigns categories to drugs based on their potential for abuse and dependence. The categories include prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, controlled substances, and non-controlled substances. If a drug is approved by the FDA but does not fall into any of these categories, it would be classified as a non-controlled substance.

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  • 12. 

    Which is the largest category of drugs?

    • A.

      Prescription

    • B.

      Non prescription

    • C.

      Controlled substance

    • D.

      Noncontrolled substance

    Correct Answer
    A. Prescription
    Explanation
    Prescription drugs are the largest category of drugs because they require a written prescription from a healthcare professional to be dispensed. These drugs are typically used to treat more serious medical conditions and are regulated by government agencies to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Non-prescription drugs, also known as over-the-counter drugs, can be purchased without a prescription and are generally used for minor ailments. Controlled substances are drugs that have a high potential for abuse and are tightly regulated due to their addictive nature. Noncontrolled substances are drugs that are not regulated and do not require a prescription.

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  • 13. 

    A compulsion to use a substance to obtain a pleaurable experience is called::

    • A.

      Physical dependence

    • B.

      Psychological dependence

    • C.

      Appetite

    • D.

      Physiological dependence

    Correct Answer
    B. Psychological dependence
    Explanation
    Psychological dependence refers to a compulsive need to use a substance in order to obtain pleasurable experiences. This type of dependence is driven by psychological cravings and desires rather than physical symptoms. It is characterized by a strong emotional attachment to the substance and a belief that it is necessary for psychological well-being or coping with certain situations.

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  • 14. 

    Before the passage of this act, any narcotic could be purchased without a prescription::

    • A.

      Pure food and drug act

    • B.

      Pure food drug and cosmetic act

    • C.

      Harrison narcotic act

    • D.

      Comprehensive drug abuse prevention and control act

    Correct Answer
    C. Harrison narcotic act
    Explanation
    The Harrison Narcotic Act is the correct answer because it was a law passed in the United States in 1914 that aimed to regulate and control the distribution and sale of narcotic drugs. Before the passage of this act, any narcotic could be purchased without a prescription. The act required doctors and pharmacists to register and keep records of their narcotic drug prescriptions, thus establishing a system of control and regulation. This act was an important step in addressing the widespread misuse and addiction to narcotics at the time.

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  • 15. 

    The chief federal agency responsible for enforcing the controlled substances act is the ::

    • A.

      Food and drug administration

    • B.

      Drug enforcement agency

    • C.

      Internal revenue service

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    B. Drug enforcement agency
    Explanation
    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is the correct answer because it is the chief federal agency responsible for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act. The DEA's main objective is to combat the illegal drug trade in the United States, including the enforcement of laws related to controlled substances. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) primarily focuses on regulating and ensuring the safety of food, drugs, and medical devices. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) deals with tax collection and enforcement, while Congress is the legislative branch of the US government.

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  • 16. 

    The dissolution of a drug is also known as::

    • A.

      Pharmaceutic phase

    • B.

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • C.

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • D.

      Absorption phase

    Correct Answer
    A. Pharmaceutic phase
    Explanation
    The dissolution of a drug refers to the process of the drug dissolving in a solvent, typically in the gastrointestinal tract. This is an important step in drug absorption as it allows the drug to be in a form that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. The pharmaceutic phase involves the study of the drug's physical and chemical properties, including its solubility and dissolution characteristics. Therefore, the correct answer is "pharmaceutic phase."

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  • 17. 

    Activities involving the drug within the body after it is administered are also known as the::

    • A.

      Pharmaceutic phase

    • B.

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • C.

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • D.

      Distribution phase

    Correct Answer
    B. Pharmacokinetic phase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is pharmacokinetic phase. The pharmacokinetic phase refers to the activities involving the drug within the body after it is administered, including its absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. This phase focuses on how the drug is absorbed into the bloodstream, how it is distributed to different tissues and organs, how it is metabolized or broken down, and how it is eliminated from the body. Understanding the pharmacokinetic phase is important in determining the drug's effectiveness and safety profile.

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  • 18. 

    Activities including absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion belong to the phase of::

    • A.

      Pharmaceutics

    • B.

      Pharmacokinetics

    • C.

      Pharmacodynamics

    • D.

      Pharmacology

    Correct Answer
    B. Pharmacokinetics
    Explanation
    Pharmacokinetics refers to the study of how a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted by the body. It focuses on the processes that occur after a drug is administered, including its movement through the body, its transformation into different substances, and its elimination from the body. Therefore, the activities mentioned in the question, such as absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, all fall under the realm of pharmacokinetics.

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  • 19. 

    The phase involved with the drugs actions and effects within the body is called the::

    • A.

      Pharaceutic phase

    • B.

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • C.

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • D.

      Metabolism phase

    Correct Answer
    C. Pharmacodynamic phase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is pharmacodynamic phase. This phase refers to the study of the drug's actions and effects within the body, including the mechanisms by which the drug interacts with its target receptors or enzymes to produce a therapeutic effect. It involves understanding the drug's potency, efficacy, and selectivity, as well as the dose-response relationship and the time course of the drug's effects. The pharmacodynamic phase helps in determining the optimal dosage and frequency of administration for a drug to achieve the desired therapeutic outcome.

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  • 20. 

    Drugs that bind with a receptor to produce a therapeutic response are called::

    • A.

      Antagonists

    • B.

      Receptor -mediated

    • C.

      Partial antagonists

    • D.

      Agonists

    Correct Answer
    D. Agonists
    Explanation
    Agonists are drugs that bind with a receptor and produce a therapeutic response. They mimic the action of endogenous substances and activate the receptor, leading to a specific physiological effect. Unlike antagonists, which block or inhibit receptor activity, agonists enhance it. This can be beneficial in treating various medical conditions by stimulating the desired response in the body.

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  • 21. 

    What is a drug that binds with a receptor to prevent the action of an agonist?

    Correct Answer
    antagonist
    Explanation
    antagonist

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  • 22. 

    What is another name for an allergic reaction?

    Correct Answer
    hypersensitivity
    Explanation
    hypersensitivity

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  • 23. 

    When the patients immune system views the drug as a foreign substance what does it form?

    Correct Answer
    antigen
    Explanation
    antibodies

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  • 24. 

    Are bronchodilators given to relax or contrract the smooth muscles of the bronchial tubes to improve breathing?

    Correct Answer
    relax
    Explanation
    relax smooth muscle

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  • 25. 

    Are antihistamines give to increase or decrease the effects of histamine?

    Correct Answer
    decrease
    Explanation
    decrease

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  • 26. 

    What is the term that refers to any unusual or abnormal reaction to a drug?

    Correct Answer
    drug idiosyncrasy
    Explanation
    drug idiosyncrasy

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  • 27. 

    Sometimes drug toxicity can be revesed by the administration of another drug that acts as a(n) what?

    Correct Answer
    antidote
    Explanation
    antidote

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  • 28. 

    When the combined effect of two drugs equal to the sum of each drug given alone, it is known as what type of drug reaction?

    Correct Answer
    additive
    Explanation
    additive

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  • 29. 

    What term describes the situation in which drugs interact with each other and produce an effect that is greater that the sum of their seperate actions?

    Correct Answer
    synergistic
    Explanation
    synergistic

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  • 30. 

    What term describes the situation in which one drug interferes with the action of another, causing neutralization of a decrease in the effect of one drug?

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    antagonistic

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  • 31. 

    Side effects are also known as________ reactions or undesirable drug effects

    Correct Answer
    adverse
    Explanation
    adverse

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  • 32. 

    Drug tolerance is a ________________ response to a drug, requiring an increase in dosage to achieve the desired effect.

    Correct Answer
    decreased
    Explanation
    decreased

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  • 33. 

    A drug effect that occurs when the boddy does not metabolize and excrete one dose of a drug before the next dose is given is known as_____________drug effect.

    Correct Answer
    cummulative
    Explanation
    cummulative

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  • 34. 

    A __________disorder is a genetically caused abnormal response to normal doses of a drug

    Correct Answer
    pharmacogenetic
    Explanation
    pharmacogenetic

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  • 35. 

    Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and salicylates are give____food to decrease epigastric distress.

    Correct Answer
    with
    Explanation
    with food

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  • 36. 

    The taking of multiple drugs is called ___________

    Correct Answer
    polypharmacy
    Explanation
    polypharmacy

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  • 37. 

    Herbal therapy is also called_____________ medicine

    Correct Answer
    botanical
    Explanation
    botanical

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  • 38. 

    SCHEDULES:high abuse potentialno medical use-heroin, lsd, peyote

    • A.

      Schedule c1

    • B.

      Schedule c2

    • C.

      Schedule c3

    • D.

      Schhedule c4

    Correct Answer
    A. Schedule c1
    Explanation
    The given answer, "schedule c1," is correct because substances classified under this schedule have a high abuse potential and no accepted medical use. Examples of drugs in this category include heroin, LSD, and peyote. The classification of drugs into different schedules helps regulate their availability and control their potential misuse or abuse.

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  • 39. 

    SCHEDULES:potential for abusesome medical use-meth, morphine, oxycodone

    • A.

      Schedule c1

    • B.

      Schedule c2

    • C.

      Schedule c3

    • D.

      Schedule c4

    Correct Answer
    B. Schedule c2
    Explanation
    The given answer, "schedule c2," indicates that the substances mentioned in the question (meth, morphine, oxycodone) have a high potential for abuse and are classified under Schedule C2. This classification suggests that these substances have a recognized medical use but are highly regulated due to their potential for addiction and abuse.

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  • 40. 

    SCHEDULES:less potential for toxicitymedically usefulpotential for dependence-some cns stimulants, limited narcotics

    • A.

      Schedule c1

    • B.

      Schedule c2

    • C.

      Schedule c3

    • D.

      Schedule c4

    Correct Answer
    C. Schedule c3
    Explanation
    The given answer, "schedule c3", is correct because drugs in schedule C3 have a lower potential for toxicity compared to drugs in schedule C1 and C2. Additionally, they are medically useful and have a potential for dependence, although it is limited compared to drugs in schedule C2. Therefore, drugs in schedule C3 have a moderate level of control and regulation due to their potential risks and benefits.

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  • 41. 

    Any substances that cause abnormal development of the fetus, which may lead to a severly deformed fetus

  • 42. 

    pHASES::oral medicine dissolved into a liquid

    • A.

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • B.

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • C.

      Pharmaceutic phase

    Correct Answer
    C. Pharmaceutic phase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is pharmaceutic phase. This phase refers to the process of converting a drug into a suitable form for administration, such as dissolving it into a liquid. It involves various techniques and processes to ensure the drug is stable, effective, and easily absorbed by the body. This phase is crucial in determining the drug's bioavailability and overall effectiveness in producing the desired therapeutic effect.

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  • 43. 

    pHASES::refers to movements involving the drug w/in the body after its administered.

    • A.

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • B.

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • C.

      Pharaceutic phase

    Correct Answer
    B. Pharmacokinetic phase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the pharmacokinetic phase. This phase refers to the movement of the drug within the body after it is administered. It involves processes such as absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of the drug. These processes determine how the drug is absorbed into the bloodstream, how it is distributed to different tissues and organs, how it is metabolized or broken down, and how it is eliminated from the body. Understanding the pharmacokinetic phase is important in determining the dosage and frequency of drug administration to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.

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  • 44. 

    pHASES::drugs actions and effects w/in the body

    • A.

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • B.

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • C.

      Pharmaceutic phase

    Correct Answer
    C. Pharmaceutic phase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pharmaceutic phase." The pharmaceutic phase refers to the study of how a drug is formulated into a dosage form and how it is released and dissolved in the body. It focuses on the physical and chemical properties of the drug, as well as its stability and compatibility with other substances. This phase is important in determining the drug's bioavailability and effectiveness in producing the desired therapeutic effect.

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  • 45. 

    5 factors that influence drug response

    Correct Answer
    age,weight,gender,disease,route of administration
    weight
    gender
    disease
    route of administration
    Explanation
    -age-weight-gender-disease-route of administration

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  • 46. 

    3 categories of drugs?

    Correct Answer
    prescription,controlled,non prescription
    controlled
    non prescription
    prescription
    Explanation
    prescription-nonprescription-controlled substance

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  • 47. 

    What drug category cannot be given to pregnant women?

    Correct Answer
    x
    Explanation
    X

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