NCCT Pharmacology Exam Practice Quiz

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Pharmacology Quizzes & Trivia

It is important for a nurse to have adequate knowledge on the medication that their patients may be in need of. This is why it is necessary for them to take up a course or two on pharmacology before they sit for their NCCT final exams. Do you feel like you are ready for any pharmacology related question in the NCCT? Take up the test and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What license must physician have to dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances?
    • A. 

      Lawyers

    • B. 

      Narcotics

    • C. 

      Business

    • D. 

      Occupational

  • 2. 
    Physicians with a narcotics license are required to register on June 30 of each year with_____:
    • A. 

      Food and Drug Administration

    • B. 

      Drug enforcement Agency

    • C. 

      American Red Cross

    • D. 

      America Medical Association

  • 3. 
    A drug that causes urination is called:
    • A. 

      Diuretic

    • B. 

      Emetic

    • C. 

      Cirrhotic

    • D. 

      Esculent

  • 4. 
    A drug used to relieve a cough is called a (n):
    • A. 

      Antitussive

    • B. 

      Bronchodilator

    • C. 

      Antiseptic

    • D. 

      Antitoxin

  • 5. 
    A drug that neutralizes acidity is called :
    • A. 

      Antidiarrhetic

    • B. 

      Antinauseant

    • C. 

      Antacid

    • D. 

      Placebo

  • 6. 
    A drug that controls appetite is called:
    • A. 

      Appetite suppressor

    • B. 

      Appetite stimulant

    • C. 

      Antispamodic

    • D. 

      Appetite placebo

  • 7. 
    A drug used to prevent blood from clotting is called:
    • A. 

      Anticholinergic

    • B. 

      Anticoagulant

    • C. 

      Antidote

    • D. 

      Placebo

  • 8. 
    A drug used to control temperature is called:
    • A. 

      Antipyretic

    • B. 

      Antidote

    • C. 

      Anticoagulant

    • D. 

      Analgesic

  • 9. 
    A drug that reduces anxiety is called:
    • A. 

      Diuretic

    • B. 

      Tranquilizer

    • C. 

      Vaccine

    • D. 

      Ointment

  • 10. 
    A drug that causes dilation of blood vessels is called a:
    • A. 

      Vasodilator

    • B. 

      Vasoconstrictor

    • C. 

      Sedative

    • D. 

      Laxative

  • 11. 
    A drug that decreases congestion is called :
    • A. 

      Suppressant

    • B. 

      Decongestant

    • C. 

      Diuretic

    • D. 

      Sedative

  • 12. 
    A drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate is called:
    • A. 

      Myotic

    • B. 

      Mydriatic

    • C. 

      Placebo

    • D. 

      Vaccine

  • 13. 
    A date on a bottle of medication that provides a " use until" date is the:
    • A. 

      Manufacture's date

    • B. 

      Outdate or expiration date

    • C. 

      "sell by" date

    • D. 

      Ingredient half-life date

  • 14. 
    A drug that increases urinary output is called:
    • A. 

      Miotic

    • B. 

      Diuretic

    • C. 

      Cytotoxin

    • D. 

      Expectorant

  • 15. 
    A liquid preparation which mixes find droplets of an oil in water, such as castor oil, is called a :
    • A. 

      Solution

    • B. 

      Emulsion

    • C. 

      Elixir

    • D. 

      Tinctures

  • 16. 
    Nitroglycerine is used for:
    • A. 

      Narcotic overdose

    • B. 

      Inflammatory conditions

    • C. 

      Treatment of angina pectoris

    • D. 

      Anti-anxiety muscle relaxant treatment

  • 17. 
    Hydrocortisone is a drug used to suppress:
    • A. 

      Inflammation

    • B. 

      Appetite

    • C. 

      Swelling

    • D. 

      Excretion of urine

  • 18. 
    Schedule I drugs include:
    • A. 

      Miscellaneous mixtures containing limited amounts of narcotics drugs

    • B. 

      Substances that have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse

    • C. 

      Minor tranquilizers and hypnotics that have a lesser potential for abuse

    • D. 

      No correct answer

  • 19. 
    Schedule IV drugs include:
    • A. 

      Includes various narcotics such as opium

    • B. 

      Substances that have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse

    • C. 

      Minor tranquilizers and hypnotics that have a lesser potential for abuse

    • D. 

      No correct answer

  • 20. 
    A small adhesive patch or disc used for administration of drugs is called:
    • A. 

      Transdermal system

    • B. 

      Reservoir system

    • C. 

      Ointment system

    • D. 

      Epidermis system

  • 21. 
    The buccal method of administering a drug is done by
    • A. 

      Placing the medication between the gum and cheek

    • B. 

      Inhalation

    • C. 

      Intramuscular injection

    • D. 

      Intravenous solution

  • 22. 
    Oxygen is ordered as percentage of oxygen concentration and its rate of delivery is written as:
    • A. 

      Liters per minutes

    • B. 

      Volume per minutes

    • C. 

      Degrees per minute

    • D. 

      Percentage per minute

  • 23. 
    A drug that produces sleep is called a:
    • A. 

      Placebo

    • B. 

      Hypnotic

    • C. 

      Antispasmodic

    • D. 

      Diaphoretic

  • 24. 
    An inactive substance substituted in place of the actual drug to satisfy the patient is called:
    • A. 

      Sedative

    • B. 

      Stimulant

    • C. 

      Placebo

    • D. 

      Antiseptic

  • 25. 
    Abbreviation for elixir is:
    • A. 

      Elix

    • B. 

      Exr

    • C. 

      Elx

    • D. 

      EX

  • 26. 
    Abbreviations: emulsion
    • A. 

      Emul

    • B. 

      Eml

    • C. 

      Els

    • D. 

      EML

  • 27. 
    Abbreviation: fluid
    • A. 

      Fl or fld

    • B. 

      Wet

    • C. 

      Flud

    • D. 

      Fuid

  • 28. 
    Abbreviation: ointment
    • A. 

      Ont

    • B. 

      Oint, ung

    • C. 

      ONT

    • D. 

      Cream

  • 29. 
    Abbreviation: solution
    • A. 

      Sol

    • B. 

      Slt

    • C. 

      Stn

    • D. 

      SSN

  • 30. 
    Abbreviation: suppository
    • A. 

      Supp

    • B. 

      Supt

    • C. 

      SSUP

    • D. 

      SPT

  • 31. 
    Abbreviation: syrup
    • A. 

      Sup

    • B. 

      Syr

    • C. 

      Spp

    • D. 

      Syp

  • 32. 
    Abbreviation: tablet
    • A. 

      Tbb

    • B. 

      Tsp

    • C. 

      Tbl

    • D. 

      Tab

  • 33. 
    Abbreviation: tincture
    • A. 

      Tcc

    • B. 

      Tinc

    • C. 

      Tct

    • D. 

      Tcr

  • 34. 
    Abbreviation: intramuscular
    • A. 

      IM

    • B. 

      Ims

    • C. 

      IMSC

    • D. 

      Imul

  • 35. 
    Abbreviation: injection
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      Inj

    • C. 

      Ing

    • D. 

      Ij

  • 36. 
    Abbreviation: right ear
    • A. 

      AD

    • B. 

      RE

    • C. 

      Re

    • D. 

      Rter

  • 37. 
    Abbreviation: both ears
    • A. 

      AU

    • B. 

      BE

    • C. 

      Bthe

    • D. 

      BERS

  • 38. 
    Abbreviation: drops
    • A. 

      Gtt

    • B. 

      Dtt

    • C. 

      Gts

    • D. 

      Dts

  • 39. 
    Abbreviation: two times a day
    • A. 

      Tid

    • B. 

      Bid

    • C. 

      Qid

    • D. 

      Qh

  • 40. 
    When mixing reagent always read the label:
    • A. 

      With the doctor

    • B. 

      With a nurse

    • C. 

      With magnifying glasses

    • D. 

      Twice

  • 41. 
    The ______ page of the Physician's Desk Reference is where a medical assistant would be able to locate a medication by brand or generic name:
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Pink

    • D. 

      Gray

  • 42. 
    Medications can be located in the Physician's Drugs reference under all of the following categories EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Manufacturer

    • B. 

      Generic name

    • C. 

      Classification

    • D. 

      Composition

  • 43. 
    The physician has ordered 500mg of a medication the amount on hand is 250mg per tablet. how many tablets will be given?
    • A. 

      0.5 tab

    • B. 

      1 tab

    • C. 

      2 tab

    • D. 

      2.5 tab

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      0.5 tab

    • B. 

      1 tab

    • C. 

      2 tab

    • D. 

      2.5 tab

  • 45. 
    The physician has ordered 50mg of Demerol be given to a patient. The amount of hand is 100mg/ml. How many cc's of Demerol will be injected?
    • A. 

      0.5 cc

    • B. 

      1cc

    • C. 

      1.5

    • D. 

      0.25cc