Pharmacology Quiz Questions And Answers

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Pharmacology Quizzes & Trivia

Have you been having a hard time in your pharmacology class and can’t recall most of what you have learnt so far? This is not uncommon as most people tend to forget things quite fast and they don’t stick unless one takes some refreshers on the same. Below is a pharmacology questions and answers test designed to help you understand your course better.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _______________ of a drug is why the drug is being used.
  • 2. 
    ________________________ are circumstances when drugs should not be used.
  • 3. 
    The DVM's plan for administering medication is called a ____________.
  • 4. 
    PO, SQ, IV and IM are examples of routes of administration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If a drug cannot be approved for animals unless under the supervision of a DVM, it is considered a  _____________ drug.
  • 6. 
    With careful consideration, a DVM  prescribes a drug to be used on a cat that has been approved by the FDA for use on dogs only. This is known as ____________ use of a drug.
  • 7. 
    A veterinarian-client _______________ must be established before a veterinarian can prescribe medication.
  • 8. 
    Drugs that do not have a high toxicity and do not require a prescription are called _____________________ drugs.
  • 9. 
    It is the LVT's responsibility to administer and chart the medication.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The patient's five rights include:
    • A. 

      Right drug

    • B. 

      Right day

    • C. 

      Right hospital

    • D. 

      Right time

    • E. 

      Right color

    • F. 

      Right client

    • G. 

      Right angle

    • H. 

      Right dose

    • I. 

      Right route

    • J. 

      Right patient

  • 11. 
    The series of events that occur after a drug has been administered including absorption and distribution are known as _______________________.
  • 12. 
    Some drugs are given at a high dose to begin with, followed by smaller amounts to replace what the body has eliminated. The initial high dose is called the __________ dose.
  • 13. 
    _________________ often leads to less-than-effective levels, while ________________ is often toxic. (include a comma between answers)
  • 14. 
    ______ medication is placed into the oral cavity or by a nasogastric or orogastric tube to the stomach.
  • 15. 
    Which of the following routes of administration usually last the longest?
    • A. 

      Oral

    • B. 

      Intravenous

    • C. 

      Intramuscular

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous

  • 16. 
    Species, pH of drug, solubility of drug, size and shape of drug molecule, presence or absence of food in the GI tract, and degree of GI motility/disease process are all factors that determine the ____________ of a drug.
  • 17. 
    Powdered drugs compressed into pills or disks
  • 18. 
    Powdered drugs enclosed within a gelatin coat.
  • 19. 
    Drugs coated with a substance that prevents stomach acids from dissolving the pill until it enter the intestines.
  • 20. 
    Form of medication that releases small amounts of drug over an extended period of time into the intestinal mucosa.