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Today we look at the topic of pharmacy. For those standing behind the counter, it’s not quite as easy as handing over a prescription and walking out with your pills. What work really goes into it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the most common method of administering medications?

    • A.

      Oral

    • B.

      Parenteral

    • C.

      Sublingual

    • D.

      Buccal

    Correct Answer
    A. Oral
    Explanation
    The most common method of administering medications is oral. This means taking the medication by mouth, usually in the form of tablets, capsules, or liquid. Oral administration is preferred because it is convenient, easy to use, and generally well-tolerated by patients. It also allows for the medication to be absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract and enter the bloodstream, where it can then be distributed throughout the body to exert its therapeutic effects.

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  • 2. 

    Administered by placing the medication under the tongue is called what?

    • A.

      Buccal

    • B.

      Parenteral

    • C.

      Sublingual

    Correct Answer
    C. Sublingual
    Explanation
    Administering medication by placing it under the tongue is known as sublingual administration. This method allows the medication to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the thin mucous membranes under the tongue. It is a common route for drugs that need to be rapidly absorbed or bypass the digestive system. Buccal administration refers to placing medication between the cheek and gum, while parenteral administration involves injecting the medication into the body through routes other than the digestive tract.

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  • 3. 

    What is used to treat Insomnia?

    • A.

      Pentobarbital (Nembutal)

    • B.

      Phenobarital (Luminal)

    • C.

      Phenytoin sodium (Dilantin)

    Correct Answer
    A. Pentobarbital (Nembutal)
    Explanation
    Pentobarbital (Nembutal) is used to treat insomnia. It is a barbiturate medication that acts as a sedative and hypnotic, helping individuals with insomnia to fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night. It works by depressing the central nervous system and slowing down brain activity, promoting relaxation and drowsiness. However, it is important to note that the use of barbiturates for insomnia is generally limited due to their potential for dependence and addiction, as well as their side effects. Therefore, it is typically prescribed for short-term use and under close medical supervision.

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  • 4. 

    What Vitamin necessary for visual adaption to darkness?

    • A.

      Vitamin B

    • B.

      Vitamin C

    • C.

      Vitamin A

    • D.

      Vitamin D

    Correct Answer
    C. Vitamin A
    Explanation
    Vitamin A is necessary for visual adaption to darkness. This is because it plays a crucial role in the synthesis of rhodopsin, a pigment found in the retina of the eye that is responsible for low-light vision. Without sufficient levels of vitamin A, the production of rhodopsin is impaired, leading to difficulties in seeing in the dark. Therefore, vitamin A is essential for maintaining optimal vision, especially in low-light conditions.

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  • 5. 

    What vitmain necessary for carb metabolism. Deficient-Beri Beri?

    • A.

      Vitamin B1

    • B.

      Vitamin B2

    • C.

      Vitamin B3

    • D.

      Vitamin B4

    Correct Answer
    A. Vitamin B1
    Explanation
    Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is necessary for carbohydrate metabolism. A deficiency in thiamine can lead to a condition called Beri Beri, which is characterized by symptoms such as muscle weakness, fatigue, and nerve damage. Thiamine plays a crucial role in converting carbohydrates into energy and is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Therefore, a deficiency in vitamin B1 can impair carbohydrate metabolism, leading to the development of Beri Beri.

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  • 6. 

    What are the two forms are used to write prescriptions?

    • A.

      NAVMED 6710/6 and DD Form 1289

    • B.

      SF 600 and DD Form 2807

    Correct Answer
    A. NAVMED 6710/6 and DD Form 1289
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NAVMED 6710/6 and DD Form 1289. These two forms are commonly used to write prescriptions. The NAVMED 6710/6 is a prescription form used by the United States Navy, while the DD Form 1289 is a prescription form used by the Department of Defense. Both forms are used to document and authorize the prescribing of medication to patients.

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  • 7. 

    Administered by placing the medication between the cheek and gum is called what?

    • A.

      Sublingual

    • B.

      Buccal

    • C.

      Oral

    • D.

      Parenteral

    Correct Answer
    B. Buccal
    Explanation
    Administering medication by placing it between the cheek and gum is called buccal administration. This method allows the medication to be absorbed through the oral mucosa and enter the bloodstream directly. It is different from sublingual administration, where the medication is placed under the tongue. Oral administration refers to taking medication by mouth, while parenteral administration involves injecting the medication into the body through methods such as intravenous or intramuscular routes.

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  • 8. 

    Medication injected into the dermis layer of the skin example: Purified protein derivative (PPD)?

    • A.

      Intravenous

    • B.

      Intramuscular

    • C.

      Intradermal

    • D.

      Subcutaneous

    Correct Answer
    C. Intradermal
    Explanation
    Intradermal refers to the administration of medication into the dermis layer of the skin. Purified protein derivative (PPD) is an example of a medication that is injected intradermally. This route of administration allows for the medication to be absorbed slowly and directly into the dermis, which is beneficial for certain types of medications that require a specific absorption rate or localized effect. Intradermal injections are typically given at a shallow angle, with a small needle, and are commonly used for diagnostic tests or allergy testing.

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  • 9. 

    The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics is known as the "blue bible" of pharmacology?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The term "blue bible" is often used to refer to a highly authoritative or comprehensive source of information. In the field of pharmacology, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics is widely recognized as a highly respected and comprehensive textbook. It is considered a go-to reference for understanding the principles of pharmacology and the basis for therapeutics. Therefore, it is fitting to describe it as the "blue bible" of pharmacology.

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  • 10. 

    What are the rights of medication administration?

    • A.

      Right Pt, Medication, Dose, Route, Time, Documentation

    • B.

      Right Medication, Time, PT, Dose, color, Documentation

    • C.

      Right Temperature, Time, Pt, Dose, Medication, Documentation

    Correct Answer
    A. Right Pt, Medication, Dose, Route, Time, Documentation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Right Pt, Medication, Dose, Route, Time, Documentation." This answer lists all the essential rights of medication administration. "Right Pt" refers to ensuring that the medication is given to the correct patient. "Right Medication" ensures that the correct medication is administered. "Right Dose" ensures the correct amount of medication is given. "Right Route" refers to administering the medication through the correct route (e.g., oral, intravenous). "Right Time" ensures that the medication is given at the prescribed time. "Documentation" emphasizes the importance of documenting the medication administration accurately.

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  • 11. 

    What is mainly used to stop seepage, weeping, or discharge from mucous membranes?

    • A.

      Calamine

    • B.

      Astringents

    • C.

      Zinc

    • D.

      Petrolatum

    Correct Answer
    B. Astringents
    Explanation
    Astringents are mainly used to stop seepage, weeping, or discharge from mucous membranes. Astringents have the ability to constrict and tighten the tissues, reducing the flow of fluids. They are commonly used in various medical and cosmetic applications to treat conditions such as bleeding gums, excessive sweating, and vaginal discharge. Astringents work by causing the proteins in the tissues to coagulate, forming a protective layer that prevents further leakage or discharge. Therefore, astringents are the most suitable option for stopping seepage, weeping, or discharge from mucous membranes.

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  • 12. 

    What is given to promote uterine contraction?

    • A.

      Vitamin B12

    • B.

      Nitrous Oxide

    • C.

      Oxytocin

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxytocin
    Explanation
    Oxytocin is given to promote uterine contraction. Oxytocin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the body and plays a crucial role in inducing labor and facilitating childbirth. It stimulates the muscles of the uterus, causing contractions and helping to push the baby out. Oxytocin is commonly administered through intravenous infusion during labor to augment or strengthen contractions and ensure a smooth delivery. It is a commonly used medication in obstetrics and is highly effective in promoting uterine contractions.

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  • 13. 

    Pernicious Anemia is treated with what?

    • A.

      Vitamin B12

    • B.

      Age

    • C.

      Dilantin

    • D.

      Monthly

    Correct Answer
    A. Vitamin B12
    Explanation
    Pernicious anemia is a condition caused by the body's inability to absorb enough vitamin B12 from the diet. Therefore, the appropriate treatment for this condition is to supplement the body with vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 helps in the production of red blood cells and maintains the health of nerve cells. Age, Dilantin, and monthly are not relevant to the treatment of pernicious anemia.

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  • 14. 

    What was the first broad specture antibiotic?

    • A.

      Signa

    • B.

      Povan

    • C.

      Ritalin

    • D.

      Tetracycline

    Correct Answer
    D. Tetracycline
    Explanation
    Tetracycline was the first broad-spectrum antibiotic. It was discovered in the 1940s and became widely used in the 1950s. Tetracycline is effective against a wide range of bacteria, making it a valuable tool in fighting various infections. It works by inhibiting the protein synthesis in bacteria, preventing their growth and multiplication. Tetracycline has been used to treat various infections, including respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. It played a significant role in revolutionizing the field of antibiotics and has paved the way for the development of other broad-spectrum antibiotics.

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  • 15. 

    Inventory for controlled substande are done monthly

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Inventory for controlled substances is typically conducted on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy and accountability. This regular inventory helps in tracking the quantity of controlled substances on hand, detecting any discrepancies, and preventing potential misuse or theft. By conducting monthly inventories, organizations can maintain compliance with regulations and ensure the safe and responsible handling of controlled substances. Therefore, the statement "Inventory for controlled substances are done monthly" is true.

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  • 16. 

    The drug group that causes shrinkage of the skin and mucous membrane is known as?

    • A.

      Astringents

    • B.

      Milk of Magnesium

    • C.

      Vitamin B12

    • D.

      Nitrous Oxide

    Correct Answer
    A. Astringents
    Explanation
    Astringents are drugs that cause shrinkage of the skin and mucous membrane. They work by constricting the blood vessels and reducing inflammation, which leads to a tightening or drying effect on the tissues. This can be beneficial in treating conditions such as acne, hemorrhoids, or minor skin irritations. Astringents are commonly used in skincare products, as well as in certain medical treatments.

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  • 17. 

    What is the part of the prescription that gives direction to the compounder?

    • A.

      Dilantin

    • B.

      Signa

    • C.

      Amyl Nitrate

    • D.

      Subscription

    Correct Answer
    D. Subscription
    Explanation
    The part of the prescription that gives direction to the compounder is the "Subscription." This is where the specific instructions for preparing the medication are provided, including the dosage, frequency, and duration of use. It guides the compounder in accurately preparing the medication according to the prescriber's instructions.

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  • 18. 

    The general anesthetic most commonly used in dentistry is?

    • A.

      Nitrous Oxide

    • B.

      Monthly

    • C.

      Subscription

    Correct Answer
    A. Nitrous Oxide
    Explanation
    Nitrous Oxide is the most commonly used general anesthetic in dentistry because of its properties. It is a colorless and odorless gas that induces a state of relaxation and reduces pain and anxiety in patients. Nitrous Oxide is administered through a mask and has a rapid onset and offset, allowing for quick adjustments during dental procedures. It is also considered safe and effective, with minimal side effects and a short recovery time. Due to these reasons, Nitrous Oxide is widely used by dentists as a general anesthetic.

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  • 19. 

    What was the first to be used for antiseptic techniques?

    • A.

      Age

    • B.

      Oxytocin

    • C.

      Signa

    • D.

      Phenol

    Correct Answer
    D. Phenol
    Explanation
    Phenol was the first substance to be used for antiseptic techniques. It was first introduced by Joseph Lister in the 1860s as a disinfectant for surgical instruments and wounds. Phenol has strong antibacterial properties and was effective in preventing infections during surgeries. Its use revolutionized the field of surgery and led to significant advancements in antiseptic practices.

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  • 20. 

    Young's rule factors a child's dose by?

    • A.

      Age

    • B.

      Gender

    • C.

      Height

    • D.

      Weight

    Correct Answer
    A. Age
    Explanation
    Young's rule factors a child's dose by age. This means that when determining the appropriate dosage for a child, Young's rule takes into account the age of the child. Age is an important factor in determining the dosage as it helps to estimate the child's physiological development and metabolism, which can affect how their body processes and responds to medication. By considering the age, healthcare professionals can ensure that the child receives a safe and effective dose of medication appropriate for their age group.

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