General Principles Of Pharmacology Practice Test

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General Principles Of Pharmacology Practice Test - Quiz

Are you a student of pharmacology? Do you know about the general principles of pharmacology? If so, take this practice test and check your understanding regarding this branch of medicine. Pharmacology deals with the study of how drugs act on our body system and how our body responds to that drug. The quiz below will help you to know more about the basic principles of pharmacology and enhance your knowledge across oral healthcare domain. Sounds interesting? Play this quiz and make your practice level better.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Any chemical that affects the processes of a living organism.
  • 2. 
    Tells a drug's chemical composition and molecular structure.
    • A. 

      Non-proprietary name

    • B. 

      Generic name

    • C. 

      Proprietary name

    • D. 

      Chemical name

    • E. 

      Trade name

  • 3. 
    Name assigned by the US Adopted Names Council.
    • A. 

      Chemical Name

    • B. 

      Generic Name

    • C. 

      Nickname

    • D. 

      Proprietary Name

    • E. 

      Trade Name

  • 4. 
    Drug name that has a registered trademark, the name registered by the drug's owner/ manufacturer.
    • A. 

      Proprietary name

    • B. 

      Non proprietary name

    • C. 

      Common Name

    • D. 

      Chemical Name

    • E. 

      Generic Name

  • 5. 
    The study of the science of how various drug forms influence the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic activity.
    • A. 

      Pharmokinetics

    • B. 

      Pharmodynamic

    • C. 

      Pharmaceutics

    • D. 

      Pharmacognosy

    • E. 

      Pharmacotherapeutics

  • 6. 
    What the body does with the drug; Absorption-Distribution-Metabolism-Excretion?
    • A. 

      Pharmaceutics

    • B. 

      Pharmacokinetics

    • C. 

      Pharmacodynamics

    • D. 

      Pharmacotherapeutics

    • E. 

      Pharmacognosy

  • 7. 
    The biochemical and physiological effect of the drug on the body tissue and microorganisms in or on the body.
    • A. 

      Pharmaceutics

    • B. 

      Pharmacotherapeutics

    • C. 

      Pharmacokinetics

    • D. 

      Pharmacodynamics

    • E. 

      Pharmacognosy

  • 8. 
    What the drug does at the cellular level?
  • 9. 
    Subdivision of Pharmacodynamics that describes what the drug does to the whole body.
  • 10. 
    The use of drugs and the clinical indications for drugs to prevent and treat diseases.
    • A. 

      Pharmaceutics

    • B. 

      Pharmacognosy

    • C. 

      Pharmacodynamics

    • D. 

      Pharmacokinetics

    • E. 

      Pharmacotherapeutics

  • 11. 
    The study of natural (plant and animal) drug sources, commonly known as herbals.
    • A. 

      Pharmacognosy

    • B. 

      Pharmaceutics

    • C. 

      Pharmacodynamics

    • D. 

      Pharmacotherapeutics

    • E. 

      Pharmacokinetics

  • 12. 
    Movement of a drug from its site of administration into systemic circulation (blood)
    • A. 

      Absorption

    • B. 

      Administration

    • C. 

      Metabolism

    • D. 

      Distribution

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Dosage form, route of administration, bioavailability of the drug, and status of patient's circulation are all factors affecting.
    • A. 

      Distribution

    • B. 

      Absorption

    • C. 

      Metabolism

    • D. 

      Excretion

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Liquids, elixers and syrups have the fastest absorption rates, rivaled only by  enteric coated tablets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Delivery of the drug from the blood to the end target.
    • A. 

      Absorption

    • B. 

      Excretion

    • C. 

      Distribution

    • D. 

      Metabolism

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Drug moves from the blood into:
    • A. 

      Tissues

    • B. 

      Organs

    • C. 

      Body fluids

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 17. 
    Areas of more rapid distribution will result in higher drug concentrations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Drug characteristics, tissue properties, blood flow, protein binding properties, water-soluble/fat-soluble and blood-brain barrier are factors affecting.
    • A. 

      Metabolism

    • B. 

      Distribution

    • C. 

      Absorption

    • D. 

      All the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Which is not a drug distribution pattern?
    • A. 

      Drug stays within vascular system

    • B. 

      Drug distributes throughout body water

    • C. 

      Drug concentrates in specific tissues

    • D. 

      Drug distributes throughout body and tissue

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    A drug with a large molecular weight that tightly binds to plasma proteins would most likely follow what pattern of distribution.
    • A. 

      Drug distributes throughout body water

    • B. 

      Drug concentrates in specific tissues

    • C. 

      Drug distributes throughout body and tissue

    • D. 

      Drug stays in vascular system

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    A drug of low molecular weight would most likely follow what distribution pattern.
    • A. 

      Drug distributes throughout body water

    • B. 

      Drug concentrates in specific tissues

    • C. 

      Drug distributes throughout body and tissue

    • D. 

      Drug stays in vascular system

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Chloroquine in the liver, tetracycline in bone and teeth, iodine in thyroid glands describes which distribution pattern.
    • A. 

      Drug distributes throughout body water

    • B. 

      Drug concentrates in specific tissues

    • C. 

      Drug distributes throughout body and tissue

    • D. 

      Drug stays in vascular system

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Most common distribution pattern, determined by the drug's ability to cross the cell membrane, with highest concentrations in organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, intestine)
    • A. 

      Drug distributes throughout body water

    • B. 

      Drug concentrates in specific tissues

    • C. 

      Drug distributes throughout body fluids and tissue

    • D. 

      Drug stays in vascular system

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which is not an area of rapid distribution?
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Kidneys

    • D. 

      Brain

    • E. 

      Muscle

  • 25. 
    Which is not an area of slow distribution?
    • A. 

      Muscle

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Skin

    • D. 

      Heart

    • E. 

      None of the above

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