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Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 1306   |  Last updated: Jul 20, 2018
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    A woman, 68 years of age, presents with blunted affect; she seems indifferent to her surroundings and says that she has no sense of pleasure in life.  She complains that she hears voices and fears that she is about to be killed.  She is admitted to the acute psychiatric ward where she is given an antipsychotic –Drug A.  After treatment, her hallucinations and paranoia resolve, but she complains that she has a tremor and cannot move about quickly.   After a change in her medication to Drug B, all of her symptoms improved.  She does not need to have weekly blood tests.  Which one of the following pairs most likely corresponds to Drug A and Drug B?

Antipsychotics are a group of drugs that are used to treat serious mental health conditions such as psychosis as well as other emotional and mental conditions. These medicines have some serious side effect when not taken...

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    Directions: questions 1-3 Match each neuroleptic drug with the appropriate description (each lettered option can be selected once, more than once, or not at all):   This drug has a high affinity for D4 receptors

Antipsychotic drugs are a class of drugs also known as neuroleptics and are used as tranquilizers to manage people with mental conditions. Take up the quiz below and learn more about the uses of these drugs.

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    An important component of the therapeutic milieu is

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    Which of the following antipsychotic agents is used in combination with an opioid drug fentanyl inneuroleptanalgesia?

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