Pharmacology Home Meds #1

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  • 1. 
    As a group, anesthetics do what to the patient’s physiology
    • A. 

      Make Them Feel Good

    • B. 

      Create a Loss of sensation to touch or pain

    • C. 

      Tend to cause Respiratory CNS and Cardiovascular depression

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 2. 
    What are hypnotic drugs used for?
    • A. 

      Insomnia

    • B. 

      To decrease Anxiety

    • C. 

      Prior to Pain Full operations

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 3. 
    What types of drugs are used for Mental dysfunction
    • A. 

      Psychotherapeutic meds

    • B. 

      CNS stimulants

    • C. 

      Antianxiety and sedative-hypnotics

    • D. 

      Antidysryhthmics

  • 4. 
    Extrapyramidal Symptoms are a common cause of what class of drugs?
    • A. 

      Benadryl.

    • B. 

      CNS stimulants

    • C. 

      Psychotherapeutic meds

    • D. 

      Antianxiety and sedative-hypnotics.

  • 5. 
    Another name for Psychotherapeutic medications is?
    • A. 

      CNS stimulants

    • B. 

      Neuroleptic.

    • C. 

      Anti-Crazies.

    • D. 

      Antiepileptic.

  • 6. 
    What are the expected side effects of TCA’s?
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Extrapyramidal Symptoms

    • C. 

      Increased glucagon production.

    • D. 

      Decreased glucagon production.

  • 7. 
    What are TCA'S?
    • A. 

      A drug that inhibits the reuptake of NE and serotonin

    • B. 

      A drug used to inhibit the production of glucagon.

    • C. 

      A drug used to treat Parkinson.

    • D. 

      A drug that inhibits the stimulation of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors.

  • 8. 
    Bipolar patients are typically prescribed what drug?
    • A. 

      TCA's

    • B. 

      MAOI's

    • C. 

      Lithium

    • D. 

      Valium

  • 9. 
    What Drugs will antagonize a Benzodiazepine.
    • A. 

      Naloxone (Narcan).

    • B. 

      Sodium Bicarbonate

    • C. 

      Flumazenil (Romazicon)

    • D. 

      Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

  • 10. 
    MAOI's are what?
    • A. 

      Drugs used to treat psychotic patients

    • B. 

      Drug used to treat depression

    • C. 

      Drug used to treat the CNS system

    • D. 

      Drugs used in the spring time for allergies

  • 11. 
    You are called to the home of a young teenager who took his fathers Tofranil which you know to be a TCA. Your patient is anxious and scared but otherwise fine. What would your treatment include?
    • A. 

      Magnesium Sulfate.

    • B. 

      Sodium Bicarbonate.

    • C. 

      Flumazenil.

    • D. 

      Calcium Chloride.

  • 12. 
    What does flumazeinil treat?
    • A. 

      Benzodiazepine overdose

    • B. 

      TCA Overdose

    • C. 

      MAOI Overdose

    • D. 

      Benadryl Overdose

  • 13. 
    Phenytoin, Dilantin, carbamazepine and tegretol are used for what condition(s)?
    • A. 

      Mental dysfunction.

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Epilepsy

    • D. 

      Insomnia

  • 14. 
    14. In patients who have recurring seizure activity what is the goal of medications given?
    • A. 

      Medications are given to inhibit sodium channels

    • B. 

      Medications are given to inhibit calcium channels.

    • C. 

      Medications are given to inhibit the cells ability to depolarize.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
     Atropine is what class of drug?
    • A. 

      Anticholernergic

    • B. 

      Antidysrhythmic.

    • C. 

      Antiseizure

    • D. 

      Anti-Ethyl methyl bad shit

  • 16. 
    Which of the following acronym is an indication of organophosphate poisoning
    • A. 

      SLUDGE-M

    • B. 

      C-PAP

    • C. 

      ICUP

    • D. 

      ENDUWEP

  • 17. 
    What is the dose of atropine for an adult full arrest?
    • A. 

      0.01mg/kg

    • B. 

      0.05mg/kg

    • C. 

      1mg/kg

    • D. 

      1mg

  • 18. 
    Propranolol, Inderal, acebutolol and sectral are all? (look at the OLOL endings)
    • A. 

      Calcium channel blockers.

    • B. 

      Beta Blockers

    • C. 

      Antianxiety hypnotics.

    • D. 

      Antihypertensive

    • E. 

      Both B and D

  • 19. 
    Calcium channel blockers have the same effects as which other class of drug?
    • A. 

      ACE Inhibitors

    • B. 

      Beta Blockers

    • C. 

      Antianxiety hypnotics

    • D. 

      Antihypertensive

    • E. 

      Both B and D

  • 20. 
    The three endogenous catecholamines are epinephrine, Dopamine and (endogenous means within the body....)?
    • A. 

      Serotonin

    • B. 

      Monamine oxidase

    • C. 

      NorEPI

    • D. 

      Insulin

  • 21. 
    Inderal is the prototype for which class of drugs?
    • A. 

      Calcium Channel Blockers

    • B. 

      Beta Blockers

    • C. 

      Antiaxiety Hypnotics

    • D. 

      Antihypertensive

  • 22. 
    Loop diuretics affect what?
    • A. 

      Blood Glucose

    • B. 

      Circulating blood Volume

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin in the blood

    • D. 

      Preload/afterload

    • E. 

      Both B and D

  • 23. 
    What are diuretics used for?
    • A. 

      To decrease the amount of water in the body.

    • B. 

      To decrease the amount of glucose in the body.

    • C. 

      To increase the amount of water in the body.

    • D. 

      To increase the amount of glucose in the body.

  • 24. 
    Mannitol is used to treat ICP and intraocular pressure. What type of diuretic is it?
    • A. 

      Potassium sparing.

    • B. 

      Loop diuretic.

    • C. 

      Osmotic diuretic.

    • D. 

      Thiazide reducing.

  • 25. 
     You arrive on scene of a patient who informs you that he is on furosemide for his CHF. What is your dose of furosemide?
    • A. 

      100mg.

    • B. 

      120mg

    • C. 

      0.5-1mg/kg

    • D. 

      1-2mg/kg

  • 26. 
    A patient taking an ACE Inhibitor will have problems doing what physiological function?
    • A. 

      Compensating for blood loss.

    • B. 

      Initiating the sympathetic nervous system

    • C. 

      Decreasing the parasympathetic nervous system

    • D. 

      The body will inhibit the reuptake of salts

  • 27. 
    What type of drugs are used to treat hypertension
    • A. 

      Anti-diuretics.

    • B. 

      Hypertension agonists.

    • C. 

      Antihypertensive.

    • D. 

      Antimetic

  • 28. 
    Digoxin will slow the heart down so to avoid dysrhythmias. How is this action achieved?
    • A. 

      Increases Intrinisic firing at the AV node

    • B. 

      Decreases intrinsic firing at the AV node

    • C. 

      Increase intrinsic firing at the SA and AV nodes.

    • D. 

      Decrease intrinsic firing at the SA and AV nodes.

  • 29. 
    Digoxin will do what to the Nervous system?
    • A. 

      Decrease the sympathetic response.

    • B. 

      Increase the parasympathetic response.

    • C. 

      Has no response from the nervous system

    • D. 

      Decreases both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.

  • 30. 
    Digoxins side effects will include bradycardia, PVC’s, V-fib and A-fib as well as what of the following?
    • A. 

      AV Blocks

    • B. 

      Atrial Tach

    • C. 

      IVR

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    Calcium channel blockers are used to treat hypertension and? (Example Verapamil)
    • A. 

      Acute Coronary Syndromes

    • B. 

      Angina

    • C. 

      Laryngotracheobronchitis.

    • D. 

      CHF

  • 32. 
    What is the most common side effect of calcium channel blockers?
    • A. 

      CHF

    • B. 

      Hypotension

    • C. 

      Blurred vision

    • D. 

      Tinnitus

  • 33. 
    When a clot is formed what is the process?1. Cascade of events leading to thrombin converting to prothrombin. 2. Cascade of events leading to prothrombin converting to thrombin. 3. Thrombin converting fibrinogen to fibrin. 4. Prothrombin converting fibrin to fibrinogen.
    • A. 

      1,3

    • B. 

      1,4

    • C. 

      2,3

    • D. 

      2, 4

  • 34. 
     The term fibrinolysis is what?
    • A. 

      Term referring to the drug types to prevent clots.

    • B. 

      Term referring to the bleeding process.

    • C. 

      Term referring to the breakdown of a clot.

    • D. 

      Term referring to the building of a clot.

  • 35. 
    The term Fibrinolytic means?
    • A. 

      Term referring to the drug types to prevent clots.

    • B. 

      Term referring to the bleeding process.

    • C. 

      Term referring to the breakdown of a clot.

    • D. 

      Term referring to the building of a clot.

  • 36. 
    Homeostasis refers to the stoppage of bleeding. What are its processes?
    • A. 

      Clotting

    • B. 

      Vein Constriction

    • C. 

      Release of Adenosine Diaphosphate and thrombaxane A2

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 37. 
    Nasal congestion is treated with what class of drugs?
    • A. 

      Alpha Antagonists

    • B. 

      Nasal Suppressants

    • C. 

      Mucolytics

    • D. 

      Alpha Agonists

  • 38. 
    The most common cause of peptic ulcers is?
    • A. 

      Medications

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Common Flu

    • D. 

      A diet of fatty acids

  • 39. 
    The most common cause of the stomach to lose it's lining is from
    • A. 

      Medications

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Common Flu

    • D. 

      A diet of fatty acids

  • 40. 
    Laxatives are used for what?
    • A. 

      Drug used to make a stool softer.

    • B. 

      Drug used to make a stool more wet.

    • C. 

      Drug used to make a stool more absorptive.

    • D. 

      Drug used to make a stool more easily pushed out.

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 41. 
    The four main types of laxatives are, Bulk forming, osmotic, surfactant and 
    • A. 

      Anticholernergic

    • B. 

      Metamucil

    • C. 

      Asspectorant

    • D. 

      Stimulant

  • 42. 
    A drug whose side effects are termed ototoxic will affect what?
    • A. 

      A persons ability to see far and close

    • B. 

      A persons ability to hear and keep balance

    • C. 

      A person’s ability to digest and chew.

    • D. 

      A persons ability to speak and yell

  • 43. 
    Tinnitus is the most common side effect of a drug with an ototoxic affect. Which of the following have ototoxic properties?
    • A. 

      NSAIDS

    • B. 

      Lidocaine

    • C. 

      Morphine

    • D. 

      Glucagon

  • 44. 
    How do antibiotics work?
    • A. 

      Help produce more antibodies

    • B. 

      Kill the bacteria or stop it's growth

    • C. 

      Kill the cells the bacteria needs for life

    • D. 

      Help reduce the heat a bacteria needs

  • 45. 
    Why should epileptic patients not take TCA’s?
    • A. 

      Because they inhibit the parasympathetic system

    • B. 

      Because they lower the seizure threshold.

    • C. 

      Because they raise the seizure threshold.

    • D. 

      Because they induce a state of calm during a seizure.

  • 46. 
    There are some painful procedures that must be done with a patient awake and due to the manner of the procedure it is also an amnesic. What is the name of the drug type that makes this possible?
    • A. 

      Anesthetic

    • B. 

      Opoid agonist-antagonist

    • C. 

      Neuroleptanesthesia.

    • D. 

      Analgesic agonist.

  • 47. 
    If a patient has overdosed on an opoid substance what is the antidote?
    • A. 

      Flumenazil.

    • B. 

      Naloxone

    • C. 

      Sodium Bicarbonate

    • D. 

      Calcium Chloride

  • 48. 
    A patient is in a traffic Collision and you arrive 3 minutes after. You approach a horrific scene that makes you cringe to think about. Your patient states that he takes a beta blocker. Your assessment reveals a 56 YO male with normal vitals. What is the reason for his vitals to be normal?
    • A. 

      The patient’s body can’t respond to the stimuli because of the beta blocker.

    • B. 

      The patient’s job is more strenuous then the crash was.

    • C. 

      The patient takes tai chi to remain calm always.

    • D. 

      The patient is drunk call the cops

  • 49. 
    How do beta blockers work?
    • A. 

      Decreases contractility.

    • B. 

      Decreases cardiac output and depresses the heart rate.

    • C. 

      Inhibits rennin release from the kidney.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    Of the following patients, which would likely need glucagon?
    • A. 

      A teenager high on ecstasy.

    • B. 

      A mother in labor.

    • C. 

      An 8 month old who got into her grandmother’s beta blocker pills.

    • D. 

      An 8 month old who got into her grandmother’s calcium pills.