Pharmacy Tech Midterm Study Guide

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Pharmacy Technician Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The separation of pharmacy and medicine occurred under the rule of

    • A.

      King Henry VIII

    • B.

      Holy roman emperor Frederick II

    • C.

      Alexander II

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Holy roman emperor Frederick II
    Explanation
    The separation of pharmacy and medicine occurred under the rule of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. This is because Frederick II played a significant role in promoting the separation of pharmacy from medicine during his reign. He issued a decree in 1240 that established separate licensing requirements for pharmacists and physicians, recognizing the distinct nature of these professions. This decree laid the foundation for the development of pharmacy as a separate and specialized field within healthcare. King Henry VIII and Alexander II did not have a direct role in the separation of pharmacy and medicine, making them incorrect options.

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  • 2. 

    The first hospital pharmacist in America was

    • A.

      Jonathon Roberts

    • B.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C.

      William proctor

    • D.

      Frank Taylor

    Correct Answer
    A. Jonathon Roberts
    Explanation
    Jonathon Roberts is considered the first hospital pharmacist in America because he established the first hospital pharmacy at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1752. He played a crucial role in organizing and managing the pharmacy, ensuring the safe and effective use of medications for patients. Roberts's pioneering efforts laid the foundation for the profession of hospital pharmacy in the United States.

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  • 3. 

    Father of the American pharmacy

    • A.

      Jonathon Roberts

    • B.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C.

      William proctor

    • D.

      Frank Taylor

    Correct Answer
    C. William proctor
    Explanation
    William Proctor is considered the Father of the American pharmacy because of his significant contributions to the field. He was a pharmacist, educator, and author who played a crucial role in the development of pharmacy as a profession in the United States. Proctor co-founded the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first pharmacy school in the country, and served as its first president. He also wrote influential textbooks on pharmacy practice and advocated for the standardization and professionalization of the field. Proctor's efforts laid the foundation for modern pharmacy education and practice in America.

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  • 4. 

    To which  area of science did pharmacists contribute the most?

    • A.

      Botany

    • B.

      Chemistry

    • C.

      Anatomy

    • D.

      Physiology

    Correct Answer
    B. Chemistry
    Explanation
    Pharmacists have contributed the most to the field of chemistry. Chemistry is essential in understanding the composition and properties of drugs, as well as their interactions with the human body. Pharmacists use their knowledge of chemistry to develop and formulate medications, analyze drug compounds, and ensure the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products. They also play a crucial role in drug discovery and development, working closely with chemists and other scientists to create new and improved medications. Therefore, pharmacists' contributions to the field of chemistry are significant and far-reaching.

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  • 5. 

    What event(s) started the industrial revolution in the practice of pharmacy?

    • A.

      Major wars

    • B.

      Pharmacists resistance to compounding

    • C.

      Increased demand for medicinal products

    • D.

      Both a and c

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and c
    Explanation
    Both major wars and increased demand for medicinal products were events that started the industrial revolution in the practice of pharmacy. Major wars led to advancements in pharmaceutical manufacturing and techniques as there was a need to mass-produce medicines for soldiers. Additionally, the increased demand for medicinal products due to population growth and the discovery of new diseases also drove the industrialization of pharmacy. Therefore, both factors played a significant role in initiating the industrial revolution in pharmacy.

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  • 6. 

    The first "pharmacy shop" was located in ___________________.

    Correct Answer
    bagdad
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Baghdad. Baghdad is believed to be the location of the first pharmacy shop. The city was a center of learning and trade during the Islamic Golden Age, and it is where early advancements in medicine and pharmacy took place. The first known pharmacy shop was established in Baghdad, making it an important historical location in the development of pharmacy as a profession.

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  • 7. 

    Examples of _______________ includes syrups, conserves, confections, and juleps

    Correct Answer
    dosage forms
    Explanation
    The question asks for examples of something, and the given answer is "dosage forms." The examples provided in the question, such as syrups, conserves, confections, and juleps, are all different types of dosage forms. Dosage forms refer to the different ways in which medications or drugs can be prepared and administered, such as tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, or injections. Therefore, the answer "dosage forms" is a suitable explanation for the examples provided.

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  • 8. 

    The ________________ role of the pharmacist  creates and exception by the patient that the pharmacist will ensure the maximum out come  with minimal harmful from the drug thearpy

    Correct Answer
    patient advocacy
    Explanation
    The role of the pharmacist in patient advocacy creates an exception for the patient, as it ensures that the pharmacist will strive for the best possible outcome with minimal harm from drug therapy. Patient advocacy involves advocating for the rights and well-being of the patient, ensuring that their needs and concerns are addressed, and promoting their overall health and safety. In this context, the pharmacist acts as a trusted advocate for the patient, working to optimize their medication therapy and minimize any potential harm.

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  • 9. 

    ___________________ is an example of a product that is now being prouduced by recombinant DNA technology

    Correct Answer
    vaccine
    Explanation
    Vaccines are an example of a product that is now being produced by recombinant DNA technology. Recombinant DNA technology involves the manipulation of DNA molecules to create new combinations of genetic material. In the case of vaccines, this technology is used to insert genes from a pathogen into a host organism, such as bacteria or yeast, which then produces the desired antigens. These antigens can then be used to stimulate an immune response in the body, leading to the production of antibodies and immunity against the pathogen. This method has revolutionized the production of vaccines, making them safer, more effective, and easier to produce in large quantities.

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  • 10. 

    In the future, _________ may totally or partially cure a disease, altering the genetic make-up of the patient .

    Correct Answer
    stem cells
    gene therapy
    Explanation
    In the future, both stem cells and gene therapy may be used to cure a disease by altering the genetic make-up of the patient. Stem cells have the potential to develop into different types of cells in the body and can be used to replace damaged or diseased cells. Gene therapy, on the other hand, involves introducing or modifying genes in the patient's cells to treat or prevent a disease. Both approaches have the potential to revolutionize medical treatments and provide new avenues for curing diseases.

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  • 11. 

    A document that specifies particular drug forms and compositions is called a ____________

    Correct Answer
    formulary
    Explanation
    A formulary is a document that specifies particular drug forms and compositions. It serves as a list of medications that are approved for use within a healthcare system, insurance plan, or pharmacy. The formulary provides information on the drugs' dosage forms, strengths, and any restrictions or guidelines for their use. This document helps healthcare professionals and patients make informed decisions about medication options and ensures consistent and standardized prescribing practices.

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  • 12. 

    Generic name for Alkaselter

    • A.

      Aspirin

    • B.

      Altracin

    • C.

      Bactrim

    • D.

      Demerol

    Correct Answer
    A. Aspirin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is aspirin because it is a commonly used generic name for the medication Alkaselter. Alkaselter is a combination of aspirin, sodium bicarbonate, and citric acid, which is used to relieve symptoms of heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach. Therefore, aspirin is the correct generic name for Alkaselter.

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  • 13. 

     the generic name of aldamet

    • A.

      Cleocin

    • B.

      Methyldopa

    • C.

      Ibuprofen

    • D.

      Ancef

    Correct Answer
    B. Methyldopa
    Explanation
    Methyldopa is the generic name of Aldomet, which is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily. Methyldopa is an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist, which means it acts on certain receptors in the brain to reduce the amount of certain chemicals that constrict blood vessels. This ultimately helps to lower blood pressure.

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  • 14. 

    The generic name of Advil

    • A.

      Clindamycin

    • B.

      Buspar

    • C.

      Claritin

    • D.

      Ibuprofen

    Correct Answer
    D. Ibuprofen
    Explanation
    Ibuprofen is the correct answer because it is the generic name for the brand Advil. Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter medication used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and lower fever. It belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Clindamycin, buspar, and claritin are not generic names for Advil and are unrelated medications used for different purposes.

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  • 15. 

    The generic name of ancef

    • A.

      Amoxil

    • B.

      Cefazolin

    • C.

      Buspar

    • D.

      Loratadine

    Correct Answer
    B. Cefazolin
    Explanation
    Cefazolin is the correct answer because it is the generic name for the drug Ancef. Ancef is a brand name for cefazolin, which is an antibiotic medication commonly used to treat various bacterial infections. Amoxil, Buspar, and Loratadine are unrelated drugs and not the generic name for Ancef.

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  • 16. 

    The generic name of amoxil

    • A.

      Bacitracin

    • B.

      Demerol

    • C.

      Advil

    • D.

      Amoxicillin

    Correct Answer
    D. Amoxicillin
    Explanation
    Amoxicillin is the generic name of Amoxil. Generic names are the official names given to drugs, which are not brand names. In this case, Amoxil is a brand name for the drug with the generic name Amoxicillin. Therefore, Amoxicillin is the correct answer as it is the generic name of Amoxil.

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  • 17. 

    The profession of pharmacy involves

    • A.

      Interpretation of prescription orders

    • B.

      Enrolling patients in government - sponsored prescription plans

    • C.

      Patient monitoring

    • D.

      Both a and c

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and c
    Explanation
    The profession of pharmacy involves both the interpretation of prescription orders and patient monitoring. Pharmacists are responsible for accurately interpreting and filling prescription orders, ensuring that patients receive the correct medications and dosages. They also play a crucial role in monitoring patients' response to medications, identifying any potential drug interactions or adverse effects, and providing necessary guidance and support. Therefore, both interpretation of prescription orders and patient monitoring are essential aspects of the pharmacy profession.

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