Stimulant Pharmacology (hoyt)

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Stimulant Pharmacology


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  • 1. 
    Cocaine and amphetamines produce their psychoactive effects by potentiating monoaminergic neurotransmission. Which of the following neurotransmitters are monoamines? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Acetylcholine

    • B. 

      Dopamine

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine

    • D. 

      Serotonin

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The area of the brain, in which elevated levels of DA and NE release is associated with ADHD treatment is:
    • A. 

      Locus ceruleus

    • B. 

      Limbic system

    • C. 

      Nucleus accumbens

    • D. 

      Prefrontal cortex

    • E. 

      Striatum

  • 3. 
    The CV associated risks of stimulants such as, elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures, weak bronchodilator and respiratory stimulant action is associated with peripheral or chronic actions?
    • A. 

      Central

    • B. 

      Peripheral

  • 4. 
    Approved uses of CNS stimulants include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    • B. 

      Appetite suppression

    • C. 

      Migraines

    • D. 

      Narcolepsy

    • E. 

      All of the above are approved uses for CNS stimulants

  • 5. 
    Stimulants, which increase the levels of DA and NE are contraindicated in which of the following patient population groups? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Advanced arteriosclerosis

    • B. 

      Agitated states

    • C. 

      History of abuse

    • D. 

      Symptomatic cardiovascular disease

    • E. 

      MAOi user in the past 14 days

  • 6. 
    While stimulants affect both NE and DA levels, the nonstimulant ADHD agent, atomoxetine (strattera) act to selectively inhibit the reuptake of what neurotransmitter?
    • A. 

      Acetylcholine

    • B. 

      Dopamine

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine

    • D. 

      Serotonin

    • E. 

      Tyramine

  • 7. 
    There are two agents that are used for narcolepsy, modafinil (provigil) and sodium oxybate (xyrem). Match the mechanism of action with the correct agent pair. (Check 2 that apply)
    • A. 

      Modafinil - amphetamine, wakefulness-promoting

    • B. 

      Modafinil - non-amphetamine, wakefulness-promoting

    • C. 

      Sodium oxybate - CNS depressant, decreases neuronal activation

    • D. 

      Sodium oxybate - CNS activator, increases neuronal activation