Week 214 Alcoholism And Drug Dependency

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Week 214 Alcoholism And Drug Dependency

Multiple choice questions relating to the learning outcomes and objectives described in Week 214


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following drugs cause some clinically important effects via actions at the dopamine and noradrenaline transporters?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Cannabis

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Heroin

    • E. 

      LSD

    • F. 

      Nicotine

    • G. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What are the actions of cocaine at the dopamine trannsporter?
    • A. 

      Blocks the dopamine transporter

    • B. 

      Increases the activity of the dopamine transporter

    • C. 

      Increase the expression level of the dopamine transporter

    • D. 

      Increases the affinity of the dopamine transporter for dopamine

  • 3. 
    Which of the following drugs cause some clinically important effects via actions at GABA-A receptors?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Cannabis

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Heroin

    • E. 

      Morphine

    • F. 

      Nicotine

    • G. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What term best describes the actions of alcohol at GABA-A receptors
    • A. 

      Blocks the GABA receptor

    • B. 

      Competes with GABA for binding to the GABA receptor

    • C. 

      Facilitates the actions of GABA at the GABA receptor

    • D. 

      Increases the activity of the GABA receptor

    • E. 

      Increases the expression level of the GABA receptor

  • 5. 
    Which of the following drugs cause some clinically important effects via actions at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Cannabis

    • C. 

      Diacetylmorphine

    • D. 

      Heroin

    • E. 

      Methamphetamine

    • F. 

      Nicotine

    • G. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which term best describes the actions of nicotine at nicotinic acetlycholine receptors
    • A. 

      Agonist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

  • 7. 
    Which of the following drugs cause some clinically important effects via actions at mu-opioid receptors
    • A. 

      Codeine

    • B. 

      Fentanyl

    • C. 

      Heroin

    • D. 

      Hydrocodone

    • E. 

      Morphine

    • F. 

      Oxycodone

    • G. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following drugs cause some clinically important effects via actions at the CB1 receptor?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Cannabis

    • C. 

      Diacetylmorphine

    • D. 

      Heroin

    • E. 

      MDMA (Ecstasy)

    • F. 

      Methamphetamine

    • G. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Match the following definition to the most appropriate answer option from the list below "Continued drug use despite known adverse consequences"
    • A. 

      Addiction

    • B. 

      Relapse

    • C. 

      Tolerance

    • D. 

      Withdrawal

  • 10. 
    Match the following definition to the most appropriate answer option from the list below"Decreased response to the effects of a set concentration after continued use"
    • A. 

      Addiction

    • B. 

      Relapse

    • C. 

      Tolerance

    • D. 

      Withdrawal

  • 11. 
    A common treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    • A. 

      Amitryptyline

    • B. 

      Benzodiazepines

    • C. 

      Codeine

    • D. 

      Ropinirole

    • E. 

      Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

  • 12. 
    Why are benzodiazepines used?
    • A. 

      Their analgesic effects alleviate some of the symptoms of withdrawal

    • B. 

      They block the effects of alcohol and thus enhance detoxification

    • C. 

      They reduce craving for alcohol

    • D. 

      They sedate the patient and thus make them easier to manage

    • E. 

      They substitute for alcohol as they have some of the same molecular effects

  • 13. 
    Replacement therapy, used to treat addiction
    • A. 

      Often involves the substitution of an illegal drug with a legal one

    • B. 

      Involves the replacement of a fast acting drug with a slow acting one

    • C. 

      Is used for the treatment of nicotine and opiates

    • D. 

      Doesn't work particularly well

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Haloperidol is
    • A. 

      A dopamine receptor antagonist

    • B. 

      A GABA receptor antagonist

    • C. 

      A glutamate receptor antagonist

    • D. 

      An opioid receptor antagonist

    • E. 

      A serotonin receptor antagonist

  • 15. 
    Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrfome is associated with long term abuse o
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Amphetamines

    • C. 

      Cannabis

    • D. 

      Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

    • E. 

      Morphine

  • 16. 
    Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome arises from a deficiency of
    • A. 

      Aldehyde dehydrogenase

    • B. 

      Aspartate

    • C. 

      GABA-A receptors

    • D. 

      Protein

    • E. 

      Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

    • F. 

      Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)